Princesses and pirates, Pokemon and pumpkins ambled up and down Foothill Boulevard on Friday afternoon. But don’t worry — La Cañada Flintridge wasn’t under attack from a menagerie of monsters. Instead, local families explored the merchants in the community and got some candy during the 3rd annual Trick or Treat on the Boulevard.
From 3 – 6 p.m. more than 50 merchants opened their doors to trick or treaters, with black and orange balloons or posters in the window letting costumed kids know where the candy was to be had.
Sue Stranger of Adobe Design organized the event, which she said was meant to get local residents to get out of the car and explore their community.
“It’s to try and get a heartbeat on this boulevard, and make it pedestrian friendly,” said Stranger.
Stranger said that the event was working, as residents had stopped by and remarked that they had lived in the area for years and not noticed her shop on Foothill Boulevard. Stranger said her favorite costumes were a group of siblings wearing Angry Birds suits, after the popular game.