Clear, mild weather prevailed on Halloween weekend for the first time in years, resulting in a large turnout at this year’s Boone BOO!, a trick-or-treating event throughout downtown Boone on Oct. 30.

Shops, restaurants and other community organizations lining King Street offered candy, games and more to costumed children, and children at heart.

Halloween costumes ranged from scary to silly, with everything in between.

The Jones House Community and Cultural Center was the hub of the afternoon’s activity with a bounce house and games outside, while a haunted house resided within.

Among those handing out candy were the Appalachian State University basketball team and mayor pro tem and mayoral candidate, Rennie Brantz.

“The community and the failies coming together to support Boone, it just couldn’t be better,” Brantz said.

“It’s been a wonderful afternoon. I think closing down King Street helped, too,” he said.

King Street was closed from 4:30 to 6 p.m. to ensure the safety of trick-or-treaters of all ages.

The activities waned as the sun set and cars took over the downtown strip once again.

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