The Wedgwood neighborhood teems with young families. At Halloween 2016 kids will be out in costumed festivity for the traditional trick-or-treat in Wedgwood’s business district along 35th Ave NE.
In the 1950s the Wedgwood neighborhood entered its peak growth years with servicemen who returned from World War Two, married and started families. The resulting Baby Boom led to an emphasis on activities for children. One very popular neighborhood activity in the 1950s was sponsored by the community club: a Halloween window-painting contest with hundreds of kids in participation.
In the present decade the neighborhood is full of childrens activities again as there are so many young families in Wedgwood. For more than ten years now, the present Wedgwood Community Council has organized a yearly Halloween trick-or-treat in the business district along 35th Ave NE. The 2016 coordinated event will be held from 4 to 6 PM on Monday, October 31st. Wedgwood Community Council volunteers will serve as crossing guards at the two major intersections of NE 75th and 85th Streets.
UPDATE: Halloween 2016 in Wedgwood was a great success with costumed crowds enjoying the walk along the business district of 35th Ave NE. It was safe and fun for both children and parents, and it was a good outreach for the Wedgwood Community Council. In addition to our volunteer crossing guards, other volunteers handed out glow sticks to children and community council info cards to adults. We aimed for more awareness of the community council activities such as interacting with the City of Seattle for neighborhood improvements.