The Wedgwood neighborhood teems with young families. At Halloween 2016 kids were 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. Each year a Halloween trick-or-treat is held in the business district along 35th Ave NE. Community volunteers serve as crossing guards at the two major intersections of NE 75th and 85th Streets.
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. In addition to the volunteer crossing guards at the two major intersections, other volunteers handed out glow sticks to children and community involvement info cards to adults. We aimed for more awareness of Wedgwood activities such as interacting with the City of Seattle for neighborhood improvements.