There's nothing like Tejon Street in the Old North End neighborhood on Halloween.
That's what 20-year-old Thomas Price says. And he would know.
He had gone trick-or-treating there every year since his family moved into the historic neighborhood 14 years ago. Halloween that first year was unlike anything he'd ever seen before.
"And it hasn't changed much," he said, "except for now it's bigger."
This year, Price decided not to go trick-or-treating.
"I've always trick or treated, but this year someone suggested that instead I give back to the families who make trick-or-treating such a great experience every year," he said.
Dressed as Paul McCartney, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs student left his house with 18 loaves of homemade pumpkin spice bread to deliver to people like the McCurdys, who'd already given trick-or-treaters five large bags of candy by 8 p.m. Thursday. They sat sipping warm drinks on their porch, which was decorated with painted pumpkins.
"This would be exceptional for most people," said Jay McCurdy, who has known the Prices for 10 years. "But for Thomas, this is normal."
Price weaved in between mummies, ninjas and dead brides as he made his way up to deliver his homemade bread to the Darbys, who were disguised as vampires armed with two large bowls of candy that were quickly being sucked dry.
"We love doing this," Susan Darby said, in between rounds of trick-or-treaters. "It gets bigger every year."
Her husband, Terry Darby, estimated they gave out candy to almost 1,500 trick-or-treaters last year.
Farther down the road, Price lined up behind Halloween revelers to give thanks to the Laytons, whom he didn't know, but whose cobwebbed house lit up the dark, leaf-covered street with festive lights.
"You always do the best decorations," he told them, pulling a loaf of bread from his bag.
With friends in tow, Price made his way down the street, thanking neighbors he knew and the ones he didn't, for making Halloween so fun.
"I like sharing with people, and I know sharing makes other people feel good, too," Price said.