Instead of houses, families went trick or treating store-to-store down Foothill Boulevard two days before Halloween on Friday.
There was no need to knock as most shops left their doors wide open to greet everyone. The event, arranged by the La Cañada Merchants Connection, allowed the community to establish or strengthen relationships with their La Cañada business owners.
"I am just trying to generate community events to get everyone in the community out on the street," said Sue Stranger, owner of Adobe Design and head of the La Cañada Flintridge Merchants Connection. "What better place for these kids to trick or treat than with their local merchants?"
Young kids dressed in their Halloween best walked up and down the street with their parents, stopping in shops to pick up some extra candy, which brought some extra exposure for local stores. Hopes are the constant foot traffic seen Friday will one day be common for local businesses, Stranger said.