Sandy chamber creates Trick-or-Treat Trail experience beyond the candy pail

POST PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN - Clackamas County Bank did not disappoint at the Trick or Treat Trail. Several staff members showed up in costume to hand out sweet treats on the street. Hundreds of scarily and imaginatively attired kids took to the streets of downtown Sandy on Saturday, Oct. 28, with the clear mission of amassing as much sweet stuff as possible.

More than 1,500 parents and children showed up to the Trick or Treat Trail, participating in eerie activities and proving that the event gets more popular each year. In 2016, about 1,200 costumed tykes appeared to haunt the streets. This year saw that number increase by about 300.

"I was blown away," Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce director Khrys Jones said "It all seemed to go very well."

The event has been a trick-or-treat tradition in Sandy for decades. The chamber has led the event for three years now.

POST PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN - Marlene DePaolo, mother of Dolly's Pet Shoppe's Anna Judd, high-fives a courageous little storm trooper for his polite plea for candy. Peak Mortgage hosted a haunted hallway adjacent to Sandy Chainsaw, Just for Kix dance students performed at AntFarm Cafe & Bakery, Timberline Meats served hot dogs to hungry candy hunters, Pathway Church from Boring offered up cups of hot cocoa, and Buddha Kat Winery set up a tasting table to appeal to the adult trail-goers at the chamber office.

POST PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN - People of all ages came out to enjoy the Trick or Treat Trail in downtown Sandy. 
About 70 other businesses participated, handing out candy in costume and offering fun games and activities around town.

"I think it's fabulous that the business community takes the time to hand out candy," Jones said earlier. "It's a safe environment (and) as a parent, I appreciate getting more use out of kids' costumes."

Several visitors took part in the roving costume contest, which will accept submissions until 5 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 1. Photos can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and the winning pictures will be posted to the chamber's Facebook page by Thursday, Nov. 2, for voting.

POST PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN - John L. Scott staff kept the candy flowing at the AntFarm Outdoor Building space during the 2017 Trick or Treat Trail.
People can vote for their favorite until midnight Friday, Nov. 10, by "liking" their choice on Facebook.

The winners will be announced on Tuesday, Nov. 14, on the Facebook page.

For more information, contact Khrys Jones at 503-668-4006.

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