This Halloween weekend, around 800 children participated in Windsor’s Trick-or-Treat Trail event. The Trick-or-Treat trail is a free, socially distanced “trick-or-treat experience” for children 12 years and younger, and was held from 12 to 4 p.m. at Keiser Park on Saturday.
Nelle Herman, recreation division manager of the town’s parks and recreation department, said that despite some rain throughout the day, the event was a success.
“Everything is going great. We had a little rain, but it didn’t stop anybody from coming out,” Herman said, on the day of the trail.
The Trick-or-Treat Trail was designed as a way to provide a COVID-safe trick-or-treating alternative for Windsor and area families, as well as a chance for local businesses and organizations to engage with the community.
Overall, 27 organizations, businesses and individuals participated, setting up heavily decorated booths with themes like spooky laboratory (Councilmember Esther Lemus) and Día de los Muertos (Chicano Truckin’).
“We wanted to be able to invite the community out for a family friendly event, as well as have local businesses come out and interact with the community,” Herman said.
Mostly, however, the event was about getting Windsor children the Halloween candy owed to them — in a safe way.
Families began at Windsor High School and walked around the park, stopping at each booth so children could solicit their duly allotted sweets.
The Windsor Police Department and the Sonoma County Fire District also had booths.
Brandon McCapes got his start in journalism at SRJC, when he covered the North Bay Fires in 2017. Since then, he has covered Sonoma County for a variety of publications, specializing in local politics and business reporting.