A Halloween haven, the Minne Lusa neighborhood is the place to be on the spookiest night of the year.
For years, residents of the homes along Minne Lusa Boulevard have hosted ‘Trick-or-Treat on the Boo-Levard’ for trick-or-treaters.
Halloween treat stations are set up throughout the boulevard’s islands, each with different treat and a different theme. Neighbors dress up in costumes and pose for pictures with visitors.
Some residents light up their lawns with decorative lights, while others host haunted graveyards in their backyards.
The event is organized by the Miller Park and Minne Lusa Neighborhood Association – they have meetings throughout the year to plan for the event and organize funding efforts so all families on the block can give out candy.
“We’re all here for the kids from our neighborhood – we have been for years. We have been in general – we like to know that they’re here, happy, and safe, that’s what makes it for us,” says Mallory Murray, who dressed up as one of the Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus with two neighbor friends.
Murray says she and her two friends dress up and host a treat station each year. Last year, they dressed up as the cast from Frozen.
Each year the neighborhood receives 1,200 to 1,500 trick-or-treaters and their families.