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Raeshel Betterman | Echo Press Kids tried fishing for a prize at the Early Childhood Family Education and School Readiness Halloween party Sunday. The event was geared toward families with pre-school children.

Halloween highlights

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Halloween highlights
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Imaginations kicked into high gear for Halloween fun in the Alexandria area over the weekend.

Several events took place - some on the scary side, like the Alexandria Area Arts Association's haunted theater - and some less spooky but enjoyable activities for smaller children, such as the Community Halloween Party at the National Guard Armory in Alexandria.

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That party was sponsored by Eagles 3063 Aerie and Auxiliary with assistance from the VFW, Elks and auxiliaries.

Early Childhood Family Education and School Readiness also threw a Halloween party at Woodland Elementary School for families with preschool children.

The Downtown Merchants Association offered trick-or-treating for children on Saturday afternoon. The Viking Plaza Mall also got into the spirit by offering trick-or-treating fun on Sunday.

First Lutheran Church offered trunk-or-treating to approximately 1,500 kids on Sunday. Among the most popular costumes, according to observers: Dorothy, scarecrows, fairies, princesses, hippies, Buzz Lightyear, Mario Brothers, cowboy/girl, Minnie Mouse, ladybugs, lions and skunks.

Some of the more creative costumes at the event were a movie theater floor, a vending machine and a Crayola crayon box.

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