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Day of candy, costumes, community

Alice Buser of Kearney Center Vacuum poses outside of the locally owned business for a quick break before handing out candy for another hour to kids.

Kids dress up to enjoy Trick-or-Treat on the Bricks while businesses hand out candy

Brett Westfall 

Dressed in trendy and unique costumes, hundreds of kids and their families attended Kearney’s 2018 Trick-or-Treat on the Bricks from 4 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 25 for an evening full of fun.  

UNK organizations and Kearney businesses participated in this annual event. They shared space on the sidewalk in front of several local businesses downtown. 

“It’s great that the World Theater let us come down and use their space here out front to promote our business while passing out candy to excited kids,” said Rebecca Gerdis, director of marketing for the Viaero Center. “This is amazing that we can share this space because we have passed out almost two thousand pieces of candy.”

While passing out candy was fun for the players of the Tri-City Storm Hockey team, perhaps the mascot received the most attention.

“We are definitely passing out a lot of candy, but also Stormy, the mascot, has been giving out high fives, getting hugs, pictures and even making the smaller children cry because he has those large fangs,” Gerdis said. “But he is harmless, and most kids love to take pictures with him.”

Costumes ranged from traditional Disney characters to even the very popular video game–Fortnite. Other children were dressed up as characters from TV shows, movies, video games, or other pop culture themed costumes. They were lined up all through downtown Kearney and had plenty of smiles on their faces.

Local businesses used their own sidewalk spaces to pass out candy, promote their companies and see some of the amazing costumes.

“We have given out almost one thousand pieces of tootsie-rolls,” said Alice Buser of Kearney Center Vacuum. “There are many costumes this year and some are so new that I’m not sure what characters they come from, but I do like to see the Disney character costumes.”

Though light rains occurred in Kearney for many consecutive days just prior to the event, the rain ceased right in time for the trick-or-treating to commence. All types of  vehicles started to pour into parking lots around the downtown area.

“This is about the best weather I think we’ve had for a while during this event. This is good fall weather for these kids and their parents to come down here and trick-or-treat,” Gerdis said.

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