A girl dressed as a fox takes candy from a witch at the Orca Theater’s Trunk or Treat in Soldotna, Alaska, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

A girl dressed as a fox takes candy from a witch at the Orca Theater’s Trunk or Treat in Soldotna, Alaska, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Candy and costumes

Kids get dressed up and peninsula trick-or-treating

Kids in costumes were out en masse around town Monday, trick-or-treating and trunk-or-treating to fill bags and buckets with candy.

Trick-or-treating events were held at the Orca Theater, at the Soldotna Church of God, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Building, the Nikiski Community Recreation Center, Kenai Peninsula College and Kenai Senior Center, among other locations.

At the Orca Theater, despite below-freezing temperatures, hundreds of kids and parents filled the parking lot. Members of the Kenai River Brown Bears handed out popcorn and other treats, while families and local organizations like Central Emergency Services, Walden Bros., Connections Homeschool and UPS handed out candy from cars and trucks.

Also on Halloween, the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank held “It’s Scary to be Hungry!” — handing out free meals and treats via a drive-thru in their parking lot.

More Halloween events and trick-or-treating opportunities happened throughout the weekend, like Tsalteshi Trails’ Spook Night on Sunday.

The Walden Bros. team hands candy to kids at the Orca Theater’s Trunk or Treat in Soldotna, Alaska, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

The Walden Bros. team hands candy to kids at the Orca Theater’s Trunk or Treat in Soldotna, Alaska, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Central Emergency Services staff hand candy to kids at the Orca Theater’s Trunk or Treat in Soldotna, Alaska, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Central Emergency Services staff hand candy to kids at the Orca Theater’s Trunk or Treat in Soldotna, Alaska, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Central Emergency Services staff hand candy to kids at the Orca Theater’s Trunk or Treat in Soldotna, Alaska, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Central Emergency Services staff hand candy to kids at the Orca Theater’s Trunk or Treat in Soldotna, Alaska, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Ashton Christman hands out glow bracelets at the Orca Theater’s Trunk or Treat in Soldotna, Alaska, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Ashton Christman hands out glow bracelets at the Orca Theater’s Trunk or Treat in Soldotna, Alaska, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Ashton Christman hands out glow bracelets at the Orca Theater’s Trunk or Treat in Soldotna, Alaska on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Ashton Christman hands out glow bracelets at the Orca Theater’s Trunk or Treat in Soldotna, Alaska on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Families, kids and other costumed individuals move from car to car collecting candy at the Orca Theater’s Trunk or Treat in Soldotna, Alaska, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Families, kids and other costumed individuals move from car to car collecting candy at the Orca Theater’s Trunk or Treat in Soldotna, Alaska, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Despite being abducted by aliens, a family gives candy to children at the Orca Theater’s Trunk or Treat in Soldotna, Alaska, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Despite being abducted by aliens, a family gives candy to children at the Orca Theater’s Trunk or Treat in Soldotna, Alaska, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

A red Mighty Morphin’ Power Ranger puts candy in a child’s bag at the Orca Theater’s Trunk or Treat in Soldotna, Alaska, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

A red Mighty Morphin’ Power Ranger puts candy in a child’s bag at the Orca Theater’s Trunk or Treat in Soldotna, Alaska, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

A girl dressed as Snow White takes candy from a witch at the Orca Theater’s Trunk or Treat in Soldotna, Alaska, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

A girl dressed as Snow White takes candy from a witch at the Orca Theater’s Trunk or Treat in Soldotna, Alaska, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

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