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A spooky event will close roads downtown

Gig Harbor police will close roads for the annual Trick-or Treat in the Harbor on Saturday (Oct. 31).

The closures will occur between 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. for the Halloween event.

The event is celebrating its 19th year. Candy will be handed out to trick-or-treaters from 2 to 5 p.m. and there will also be spooky touch tanks from Harbor WildWatch, a new “haunted” Skansie House event and fire engines from Gig Harbor and Medic One for touring.

In order to provide a safe venue for all the many trick-or-treaters who come to Gig Harbor’s waterfront on Halloween, Harborview Drive will be closed from the intersection of Soundview and Judson, and around the waterfront to Rosedale, as well as Pioneer from Harborview to Tarabochia.

On average, 2,000 people visit the downtown waterfront and Finholm District on Halloween for the free event, which is sponsored by the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance.

Photos of trick-or-treaters are available at the Skansie Park pavilion, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Gig Harbor North. The club will accept cash donations for Food Backpacks 4 Kids. Harbor Dance is promising something very Halloween-y for the pavilion as well.

The Church of the Nazarene on Pioneer will be hosting “Trunk or Treat” in its parking lot, along with other games and activities for all, and the Harbor General Store will have adult cider tasting inside while outside it will have cotton candy, popcorn, gelato and pumpkin decorating.

The store will offer one free pumpkin to the first 500 children who decorate.