City seeks support for Halloween contest
The Los Altos Recreation Department is recruiting additional downtown businesses to participate in the city’s 50th annual Halloween Window Painting Contest.
The contest, open to Los Altos students in grades 4-12, is scheduled Oct. 24-26. Judging is slated Oct. 27.
The event typically attracts 50-75 students annually but has experienced increasing numbers in recent years, according to Los Altos Recreation Department Supervisor Greg Milano.
The uptick in interest prompted the city to actively seek more downtown merchants willing to donate their storefront window space for aspiring Halloween artists. In 2012, Milano noted, more than 40 downtown retailers offered a total of 100 storefronts as part of the contest.