The streets of Downtown Campbell were packed Friday evening as hundreds of families came out to trick-or-treat among the local shops and restaurants.
More than 40 businesses participated in the Halloween event coordinated by the Downtown Campbell Business Association.
Campbell resident and mother Christine Norwood said she brought her kids out so they could celebrate Halloween in a friendly environment as well as promote downtown small businesses.
“We came out here tonight because the downtown area offers a safe place for my children to trick-or-treat,” said Norwood. “We also get to take a look at some of the businesses out here that we don’t normally visit.”
According to Bonnie Peterson of Nice Twice Doll Shop, the Downtown Association has been hosting the trick-or-treat event for more than 10 years.
More than 20 volunteers from The Home Church in Campbell helped out with traffic control, serving as crossing guards for the cars going up and down Campbell Avenue.
Jim Zien, the associate pastor for The Home Church, served as head of volunteers and security.
“I love getting involved with the community,” he said.
The evening wrapped up with a costume contest with dozens of participants in the park located at Campbell and Central avenues.