Crosspoint’s Halloween block party

Azeneth Mota, 4, left, and Kasandra Martinez, 5, jump in the bounce house during the 12th Annual Block Party Galaxy at the Crosspoint Church in Valencia on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Dan Watson/The signal
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Crosspoint SCV kicked off Halloween with its annual block party Thursday.

“We’ve been doing it for about 10 years now,” said event organizer Josue Rivera. “Every year, I get excited because it’s something different.”

This year, the block party was galaxy-themed, which Jason Pitch’s 5-year-old son, Adam, was very excited for, he said.

Maliyah Jefferson, 7, dressed as Supergirl, rides the mechanical bull during the 12th Annual Block Party Galaxy at the Crosspoint Church in Valencia on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Dan Watson/The signal

“He loves space and aliens, so this was perfect for him,” Pitch said, adding that Adam had already planned on being an astronaut for Halloween this year. “This is great.”

After visiting star command for candy, kids could play various carnival games or in the video game truck, jump in bounce houses or find their way through the hay maze.

The Baldock family, Amy, Jason, Bejamin, 6, and Riley the dog dressed as The Incredibles decide which event to try next during the 12th Annual Block Party Galaxy at the Crosspoint Church in Valencia on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Dan Watson/The signal

“It’s safer for the kids,” Rivera said. “It’s just nice to have an alternative, safer place other than being in the streets … or they can get their candy here and then go in their neighborhood and get more candy.”

Ambar Santos and her daughter, Bella, had decided to do just that.

“We’re spending some time here before she goes over to a friend’s to trick-or-treat,” Santos said. “This way she gets to spend some time with me before she goes off with them.”

Elizabeth Garcia, 7, rides the mechanical bull during the 12th Annual Block Party Galaxy at the Crosspoint Church in Valencia on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Dan Watson/The signal
Daisy Martinez enjoys the rides during the 12th Annual Block Party Galaxy at the Crosspoint Church in Valencia on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Dan Watson/The signal

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