WILLIAMSPORT - News flash: Kids like Halloween because they get lots of candy.
At least, that was the consensus Friday night in Williamsport.
Six-year-old Reese Sharff, who was dressed as a cheerleader in a red-and-white uniform, was explaining that she liked Halloween because of trick-or-treating and eating candy when her stepbrother interrupted.
"That's what I'm doing right now, eating candy," said Nathan Myers, 6, who dressed as a ninja for the occasion.
Juliette Bragunier, 2, was an Oompa Loompa sporting bright green hair and being carried by her father, who dressed as Willy Wonka in a purple coat and facepaint.
Juliette smiled wide and shook her trick-or-treat bag when asked what she liked about Halloween.
"She likes Halloween candy," Scott Bragunier said.
The Washington County Sheriff's Department closed a block of Conococheague Street to traffic for a few hours Friday night as Williamsport's downtown merchants hosted a trick-or-treat complete with games and hayrides.