Thousands of trick-or-treaters are expected to converge on Carson City's West side tonight in the annual Halloween pilgrimage to the Governor's Mansion.
Gov. Kenny Guinn, his wife, children and grandchildren plan to hand out treats at the mansion, said Greg Bortolin, Guinn's press secretary.
"They will be there just as the sun starts to set and until the last trick-or-treater comes to the door," Bortolin said.
He said first lady Dema Guinn paid for the decorations.
"They consider this their personal gift back to the community and the state," he said.
Streets will be closed for four blocks surrounding the mansion:
-- Robinson and Mountain streets.
-- Mountain Street between Robinson and Caroline streets.
-- Elizabeth Street between Robinson and Caroline streets.
-- Caroline Street between Elizabeth and Robinson streets.
Also tonight, members of the Explorer cadets will be on hand at the Carson City Sheriff's Department, 901 E. Musser St., to pass out treats.
Gladys Brister, who helped organize the program, said candy will be available at the front desk of the sheriff's office. She said organizations donated about $200 to purchase the treats.
Sheriff's deputies will be given candy to give to trick-or-treaters they encounter while on patrol.
Brister said she has handed out candy for more than 15 years at the sheriff's department.
"We'll begin about 6 p.m. and to until about 9 p.m., but as long as the kids are coming in we'll stay," she said. "It gets pretty active down here."