With threats of widespread power outages and potential storm damage dominating the weather reports for New England, the town of Portland celebrated their 11th Annual Downtown Halloween on Friday night, well in advance of any storm fallout.
Last year, the annual event was cancelled due to the damaging effects of storm Alfred. This year, businesses were open and little ghouls and goblins were wandering the streets in search of yummy treats. Participating businesses were marked with a paper pumpkin in their store window.
In addition to be able to trick-or-treat at participating local businesses, Youth Services' Haunted House, located at 265 Main St., was open to scare up a little fun from 5:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
The evening is organized through Portland's Youth Services in conjunction with local businesses to create "a fun, safe and happy Halloween event for Portland pre-school through intermediate school age children."
WFSB 3 was in Portland on Friday talking to some of the trick-or-treaters and local businesses regarding the event. See the full video here.