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Halloween events delightful for Tehama County children

The caramel apples at The Broom Closet were very popular Tuesday afternoon during Treat Street in Red Bluff. (George Johnston/Daily News)
The caramel apples at The Broom Closet were very popular Tuesday afternoon during Treat Street in Red Bluff. (George Johnston/Daily News)

RED BUFF –  The ghosts, ghouls and goblins were out Tuesday afternoon for the Downtown Red Bluff Business Association’s Treat Street.

From 2-5 p.m., the children of Tehama County could visit the businesses of downtown Red Bluff to trick or treat safely. According to DRBBA Tuesuaer Vici Miranda, there are around 100 business in her organization that encompasses a 12-block radius in town.

Kids line up for the Corning Chamber of Commerce's booth during Trick or Treat Street. (Contributed)
Kids line up for the Corning Chamber of Commerce’s booth during Trick or Treat Street. (Contributed)

The Tehama County District Attorney’s Office had a Spooky Victim Services trailer on the historic courthouse front lawn.

A postal office employee was dressed up as a werewolf and handed out candy to the kids. There were spooky decorations at several locations to give everyone a good fright or delight. One could not walk the streets without seeing a candy apple and hearing people ask where they got them. There was always someone at The Broom Closet to get their apple caramelized and add sprinkles, marshmallows or chocolate toppings.

Miranda was handing out candy in front of the RE/MAX Top offices. She was dressed up as Disney’s Moana because her son was going as Maui. One of her favorite costumes of the afternoon was Sebastian, the crab from the ‘Little Mermaid.”

“There has been a lot of really, really great costumes,” Miranda said. “Some really fun homemade costumes like this one coming up, a little jeep, just some cute creative costumes.”

RE/MAX Top bought around 8 Costco-size bags of candy. The office planned to hand out at least 1,500 pieces of candy during the afternoon. The office usually runs out of candy around 4 p.m.

“My favorite candy is Reese’s Pieces,” Minda said.

At Holbrook Stoneware/Village Pottery, Jennifer Leitner was having fun giving out candy as Thing #2 from “The Cat in the Hat.” She noticed multiple Wednesday Adams, Buzz Lightyear and Woodys running about. She was dressed up as Thing #2 because her grandson was the Cat in the Hat while her daughter was Thing #1.

By 3 p.m., Leitner had already gone through big boxes of candy. And speaking of candy, Lienter said her favorite candy was Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Trick-or-treater Emily Wintry’s costume was a mixture of her favorite anime characters from Sanrio, the company behind Hello Kitty, and so many beloved characters. Wintry was having fun because she got a lot of candy and most importantly, did not have any homework on Halloween. Her favorite candy is gummy bears and she aimed to get them while trick or treating later that night. Wintry was with her family, including cousin Melanie, who was dressed up as Frankenstein from Monster High.

Down south in Corning, the annual Trick or Treat occurred around the same as Treat Street.

Corning Chamber of Commerce Office Administrator Marie Brayman thinks this the most prominent treat street she has ever seen, expressing shock at how large the turnout was. As to why it was so big this year, Brayman has no concrete answers, but she theorized the weather and the chamber promoting the event might have contributed to it.

Brayman estimated that the chamber gave away at least 1,200 pieces of candy and stickers during the afternoon. Renae Beckley handed out 2,000 pieces of candy.