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Picture perfect weather for trick-or-treaters in the Alexandria lakes area

Temperatures on Halloween night neared 60 degrees.

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A child dressed as a chicken throws and eats candy at the same time during the second annual Halloween parade in Alexandria.
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ALEXANDRIA — Alexandria was bustling with activity Monday, Oct. 31, with trick-or-treaters and parade goers. This year's weather was top-notch with temperatures near 60 degrees for all those out and about filling up their Halloween buckets.

The Alexandria Downtown Merchants Association hosted its annual Halloween Trick or Treat from 3 to 5 p.m. in downtown Alexandria. The streets were fulled of costumed kids and adults, too.

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Nancy Tillman, left, and Brook Sievers hand out candy to trick-or-treaters in front of Hello Beautiful Boutique and Coffee Shop in downtown Alexandria on Monday, Oct. 31. The Downtown Merchants Association hosted its annual Halloween Trick or Treat from 3 to 5 p.m.<br/><br/>
Lowell Anderson / Alexandria Echo Press

Vikingland Community Support Program also hosted its second annual Halloween parade. It started at the Douglas County Fairgrounds and then went down 5th Avenue to Fillmore Street and then up to 9th Avenue.

Many other activities took place around the county for children to get their fill of Halloween candy.

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A child rides one of the Alexandria fire trucks in the second annual Halloween parade, which was hosted by Vikingland Community Support Program.
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Children and adults cross the street during Halloween trick-or-treating in downtown Alexandria on Monday, Oct. 31.
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People of all ages turned out for the second annual Halloween parade in Alexandria, including this youngster on the Kalon Prep Academy's float.
Travis Gulbrandson / Alexandria Echo Press
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A crowd of children and adults dressed in costumes walk down the sidewalk in downtown Alexandria on Monday, Oct. 31.
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Children dressed in trick-or-treat costumes walk from store to store in downtown Alexandria on Monday, Oct. 31.
Lowell Anderson / Alexandria Echo Press

Celeste Edenloff is the special projects editor and a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. She has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in 2016 to once again report on the community she calls home.
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