Neighbors expect a few thousand kids for Halloween

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- Thousands of trick-or-treaters trek down Boise's historic, Harrison Boulevard on Halloween night. It's been one of Boise's hotspots for families to go out and celebrate every year.

One neighbor, Shirley Street, says she expects two to three thousand kids to come to her door and has 17 huge bags of candy for the night. She even wants to get a few more, just to make sure she doesn't run out.

Street's caregiver, Debi Angel, says they get ready for the big night months in advance.

"We talk about it all year long, (just) waiting for Halloween to get here because it is such a major event; there's so many children," Angel said. "It's just phenomenal, you would be amazed to sit down in one of these homes and watch how many children actually flow through."

Over the top spooky decorations; the promise of great treats; and family fun activities draw families to Harrison Blvd. every year.

Along with costumed kids, Boise Police officers and firefighters will be there too.

Shirley Street says she gets nervous about the kids, because Harrison Blvd. isn't closed to cars.

"There's so many children crossing the street and they don't look where they're going," said Street.

Everyone just wants to make sure the little ghouls and goblins stay safe.

"It's a lot of work," said Street. "But we enjoy it."