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More treats than tricks: Butte celebrates Halloween on Treat Street

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BUTTE - Why do so many kids come out to the annual Treat Street in Butte?

“I want candy,” sang one enthusiastic child.

Oh, yeah, that’s why.

About 3,000 trick-or-treaters come each year to get candy at the annual event. They don’t even mind the long line.

“I hate it,” said 12-year-old Kenzie Jaksha.

OK, they don’t like the wait but it’s worth getting into the World Museum of Mining’s Hell Roarin’ Gulch ghost town to get candy.

“My mom’s been holding our spot for about an hour,” Jaksha added.

This is the 15th year Butte Broadcasting has been hosting the event in which sponsors give away $7,000 worth of candy for free.

“Where else but here can you trick or treat in a ghost town,” asked event organizer Ron Davis.

Butte Toyota is having kids reach into bowls and there are some pretty disgusting things inside. “Cow’s tongue! That’s disgusting!”

Organizers say the disgust mixed with fun is just part of the experience.

“Smiles on the kids’ faces, watching the kids have fun. You know, I was a Butte kid trick or treating and ran the neighborhoods, you can’t really do that anymore. Now for the kids to come out and have a safe place to trick or treat, do it during the daylight hours and they can still go do their other fun stuff,” Davis said.

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