Molly Graham hands out pipecleaner spiders she made on Bayview Avenue on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Molly Graham hands out pipecleaner spiders she made on Bayview Avenue on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Ghosts, goblins and ghouls, oh my!

Homer trick-or-treaters got to experience Halloween just like kids Outside when balmy temperatures allowed them to hit the streets in their costumes and not bundled up in snowsuits. Now in its seventh year, one-way street closures on Bayview Avenue and Mountainview Avenue minimized vehicle traffic on the streets and turned the downtown Homer neighborhoods into an orderly and safe parade of costumed children — and even a few adults.

Homer Police and Alaska State Troopers directed traffic at the busy Bayview Avenue and Main Street intersections. Firefighters with the Homer Volunteer Fire Department parked a fire truck on Bayview. Some residents even got into the spirit of the night, dressing up in costume as they delivered candy. A few homes had Halloween decorations right out of a Wes Craven horror movie.

One of the one-way street organizers, Adele Person, said she counted about 625 visitors to her house. Story Real Estate organized a candy drive to help people from being overwhelmed by crowds seeking treats.

Halloween trick-or-treaters walk down Bayview Avenue, on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Bayview Avenue and Mountainview Avenue were one-way for the night to minimize traffic. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Halloween trick-or-treaters walk down Bayview Avenue, on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Bayview Avenue and Mountainview Avenue were one-way for the night to minimize traffic. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Bryce Hagge dressed up as painter Bob Ross for Halloween on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Bryce Hagge dressed up as painter Bob Ross for Halloween on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Mandy Jahanbin, left, and Nick Dufour, right, hand on candy for Halloween on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Mandy Jahanbin, left, and Nick Dufour, right, hand on candy for Halloween on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Eve Dickman hands out candy at the home of Sean and Sandra Perry for Halloween on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Eve Dickman hands out candy at the home of Sean and Sandra Perry for Halloween on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Sean Perry, left, and Eve Dickman,right, hand out candy at the home of Sean and Sandra Perry for Halloween on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Sean Perry, left, and Eve Dickman,right, hand out candy at the home of Sean and Sandra Perry for Halloween on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Halloween trick-or-treaters look at decorations at the Sean and Sandra Perry home on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Halloween trick-or-treaters look at decorations at the Sean and Sandra Perry home on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Tami Huston, left, and her granddaughter, Magle, are part of a group of Halloween trick-or-treaters walking down Bayview Avenue on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Tami Huston, left, and her granddaughter, Magle, are part of a group of Halloween trick-or-treaters walking down Bayview Avenue on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Halloween trick-or-treaters visit the Linda and David Etzwiler home, one of several homes decorated on Bayview Avenue, on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Halloween trick-or-treaters visit the Linda and David Etzwiler home, one of several homes decorated on Bayview Avenue, on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Carla Cope, left, leads ?? and ?? for Halloween trick-or-treating on Bayview Avenue on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Carla Cope, left, leads ?? and ?? for Halloween trick-or-treating on Bayview Avenue on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Kristi and Kylie Cortez were part of a group of Halloween trick-or-treaters walking down Bayview Avenue, on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Bayview Avenue and Mountainview Avenue were one-way for the night to minimize traffic. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Kristi and Kylie Cortez were part of a group of Halloween trick-or-treaters walking down Bayview Avenue, on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Bayview Avenue and Mountainview Avenue were one-way for the night to minimize traffic. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Soren Thomas, left, and his mom, Sage, right, were part of a group of Halloween trick-or-treaters walking down Bayview Avenue, on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Bayview Avenue and Mountainview Avenue were one-way for the night to minimize traffic. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Soren Thomas, left, and his mom, Sage, right, were part of a group of Halloween trick-or-treaters walking down Bayview Avenue, on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Bayview Avenue and Mountainview Avenue were one-way for the night to minimize traffic. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

A one-way sign directs traffic on Bayview Avenue for Halloween on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. To make trick-or-treating safer, Bayview and Mountainview Avenues were closed to one-way traffic from 5-8 p.m. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

A one-way sign directs traffic on Bayview Avenue for Halloween on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. To make trick-or-treating safer, Bayview and Mountainview Avenues were closed to one-way traffic from 5-8 p.m. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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