BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) -- The Parkside neighborhood in Buffalo is a hot bed for ghouls and goblins.
The night starts here at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepard On Jewett Parkway. Members of the Parkside Community Association run a halloween party. It draws families from all over the city.
Ruth Lampe is on of the board of directors of the Parkside Community Association. "We have been doing this for over 25 years. It started because we wanted to provide a safe place for children to have fun on halloween. Some of them will go ahead and go out trick or treating...but, for a lot of little ones this is enough for them."
It's a great place for parents to take their littlest costumed ones. There are games to play....cider to drink...and candy to collect. To make sure it's a safe night....members of the F.A.T.H.E.R.S. anti-violence group patrol inside and out. Then...it's on to the surrounding blocks of this Parkside neighborhood....kids go house to house.
Ron Battagalia stands in his driveway handing out candy. He lives next door to the church where the party is held. "It's great. There is nothing like halloween with a lot of kids going out....costumes and everybody is enjoying themselves."
There's a steady supply of kids going through the neighborhood and the neighbors have plenty of candy. Sarah Nagro likes to see how the tricker treaters are dressed up. "Kids costumes look great. Their face paints look great. The older kids need to step it up a little bit...but, the younger kids are looking good."
In the middle of the block, a witch is passing out the treats. It's Kerry Vancott's first year on the block, but not the first time she's dressed for the occasion and she is loving every minute. "I like for the kids to have fun...so I get in the spirit with them. REPORTER: You do it every year? KERRY: Every year...happy Halloween."
This popular neighborhood goes through a lot of sweets. Ron Battagalia always buys enough, "I've gone through 15 bags easily....20 bags."
Halloween is all over for this year. And, now a new halloween phase begins. Parents trying to keep their kids from eating too much candy.