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Thousands Celebrate Halloween in Butte

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Thousands of children in Butte went trick-or-treating in place known for its ghosts.

"I'm having a lot of fun today, because today is Halloween and I get a lot of candy," said 10-year-old Ethan Andrews.

Ethan Andrews isn't the only one having fun at the World Mining Museum's Halloween event.

Ethan is one of 3,000 kids who took the trick-or-treating tour through the historic ghost town, an old area that is known for its paranormal activity.

"Think about it," said Ron Davis with Butte Broadcasting and an event organizer. "If you were a kid and you could go out in a ghost town and go out where all these old antique buildings ate, and there's ghosts running around every corner, and there's cats loose in the place. It just makes it kind of fun, and I hope for the kids of Butte it's a great experience."

With thousands of kids, means there needs to be a lot of candy, and there was.

The candy for the event cost a total of $6,000.

$5,000 of that was donated from the local Wal-Mart.

"We know every year that we're going to help hook them up with the candy for the kids for today, because it's an important thing for the kids to come up here and do something safe for trick-or-treating," said Cara Svedsen with Wal-Mart.

While thousands of kids walk the streets of the ghost town, it also serves as an opportunity for local charities to get their name out as well.

"There are 36 Butte business involved here," Davis said. "They buy a table and on that table they actually bring a charity with them. The charity is allowed to hand out information about their charities and about what they do for the community. At the same time, we're handing out candy."

Charities benefit from Treat Street, but it's the parents of trick-or-treaters who like knowing their kids have a safe way to collect the goods.

"It is an important thing for the kids to have a safe place where they can get out, for the community to get involved, and help the kids out as well," Laurie Andrews said.

This was the 7th annual Treat Street event at the World Mining Museum's ghost town.

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