Lee Road Candy Crawl draws hundreds
Balmy temperatures in the 80s and bright sunshine made Thursday, Oct. 25, the perfect day for hundreds of local kids to don their Halloween costumes and crawl from shop to shop on Lee Road. From 4–8 p.m. revelers participated in the Cedar Lee Candy Crawl, organized by salon owner Shawn Paul Gustafson, which was held in conjunction with Phoenix Coffee’s annual Pumpkin Carving Party, now in its ninth year.
Gustafson got the idea for the crawl when he heard about the pumpkin carving party, just a few doors away from his salon at 2265 Lee Road. More than 36 Lee Road businesses participated in handing out free treats to costumed children
“I think that we ended up with between 400-500 kids,” said Gustafson. “Some have said 600. I’ve no idea where the true number falls, but wow! What a great event for the district. It was so much fun!”
“We did have a lot of kids,” said Sarah Wilson-Jones, owner of Phoenix Coffee. “It was very well attended, beyond my expectations!”
Meanwhile, Heights kids will have to wait until the effects of Hurricane Sandy wear off. Both Cleveland Heights and University Heights have post poned Halloween trick-or-treating until Sunday, Nov. 4.
Deanna Bremer Fisher
Deanna Bremer Fisher is executive director of FutureHeights and publisher of the Heights Observer.