Local youngsters converge on downtown trick-or-treat event

The streets of Elkins were filled with monsters, ghouls and other eclectic characters as part of the city’s Downtown trick or treat event Friday night.

Parents and kids alike enjoyed themselves, trekking up and down Davis Avenue to various businesses who were serving up tons of Halloween thrills, candy and fun. Many parents said the event, as well as all Halloween events this year, has been highly anticipated since some of the Halloween festivities were cancelled last year because of Superstorm Sandy.

“This is our first time downtown for this event,” said Lisa Williams, who was leading her children, Keaton and Addison, through the stretch of trick-or-treat destinations. “We are really enjoying it, especially since we didn’t get to trick or treat last year.”

Another parent, Mary-Ann Price, said it was the largest crowd she’s seen at the event.

Among the various characters represented were Halloween staples like witches, devils and vampires, but also popular characters like Ghostbusters, Freddie Krueger, Mickey Mouse, Tigger, Boba Fett and Chewbacca from Star Wars, as well as the superheroes Spiderman, Iron Man, Batman and Superman.

The event lasted from 5 to 6 p.m.

Trick-or-treat continues Thursday in Elkins, Belington, Coalton and Beverly from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and in Mill Creek, Huttonsville, Montrose and Harman from 6 to 8 p.m.

– Contact Chad by e-mail at cclem@theintermountain.com.