Leesville, LA – Despite cold weather concerns, Leesville Main Street’s Witch Way to Main Street Halloween celebration was a success according to both attendees and Main Street Manager, Tammy Anderson. In its ninth year, Witch Way to Main Street is a way for residents of Leesville, Fort Polk, and surrounding communities to safely trick-or-treat and enjoy in Halloween festivities all within one location. It is estimated that close to 4,000 people attended the event this year.
There were not only local businesses passing out candy and treats, but also food trucks, a local band, bouncy houses, and a haunted tent. When asked about the event, Tammy Anderson stated “this is a great way for businesses and organizations in our community – not just on Main Street – to share their mission and it is a convenient way for community members and new military families to learn what the community has to offer while providing entertainment for their children.”
By Anderson’s count, close to 60 businesses participated in the event.
The event also provides a safe way for local children to trick-or-treat. Anderson stated that safety is a major priority, stating “the police department is always stationed in multiple areas and we keep it well-lit throughout.”
Overall, Anderson and Leesville Main Street is excited to see this event continue to be a success and grow each year, stating “when we first started, we probably had only 200 attendees and now businesses prepare to hand out candy to numbers in the thousands.”