Temperatures that dipped into the 30s didn’t dissuade hundreds of costumed kids from claiming their share of chocolate, caramel and all sorts of other sweet treats Thursday in downtown Baker City.

Dozens of businesses and organizations set up tables — and in some cases more elaborate structures — to dole out sweets to kids trudging along the sidewalks and on Main Street, which was closed to traffic between Auburn Avenue and Church Street.

The street closure was extended by a block this year on the north end, and that made for a safer event, said Debbie Poe, president of the Baker City Kiwanis, which organized trick-or-treating for the second straight year.

Last year, Broadway Street was open to traffic, and crossing guards had to help trick-or-treaters cross Broadway at Main.

Poe said she was pleased by the large number of businesses that aren’t located downtown that handed out treats on Main Street.

Among the additions this year were B&K Salvage’s haunted house, and the National Guard, Poe said.

“I think it went well,” she said.

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