LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Trick-or-treaters got a jump start on Halloween, going door-to-door in downtown Lafayette.
Business owners spent the chilly Friday evening greeting costumed kids as part of Greater Lafayette Commerce's Operation Trick or Treat.
Dozens of children took part in this year's event, stopping at many independent stores from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to get some sweet snacks ahead of the year's spookiest holiday.
The sheriff's office even had its bomb disposal robot handing out candy on the corner.
Costumes making the rounds included everything from princesses and black cats to french fries and a shark.
"I think it's a really good opportunity for the kids to come out and have a good experience downtown. It's a really nice day out so it was a good time," said Candor Realty Office Manager Mindy Thompson, handing out candy dressed as a jailbird.
It was the 13th year for the event.
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