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'Spook'-tacular

Friday, November 4, 2011

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George Anderson
Last Saturday, my wife and I took the kids to the LaFemme Club Halloween Carnival at the Kennett Middle School Armory.

Jacob was dressed as Green Lantern, complete with a hard plastic mask and glowing green ring, compliments of my friend Bud Winkle who picked up the mask and ring earlier this year. We used the two pieces to replace the foam rubber and plastic ring that came with the costume.

Jillian, although not officially "in costume," wore a Jack-O-Lantern outfit.

The LaFemme Club has really stepped up its Halloween festivities in recent years. When we first started going, I believe it was simply a costume contest and parade to the square.

The games and atmosphere of the carnival really seems to make the children happy, and I commend the club for that.

On Monday, we took Jacob "Trick-Or-Treating," starting with the First Baptist Church Trunk-Or-Treat on First Street. This event, too, has grown since its inception, as I think at least half of Kennett showed up for the safe and fun Halloween activity. Okay, maybe not half of Kennett, but it was a packed parking lot.

The bouncy house, sno cones, popcorn, candy, and "haunted firehouse" kept the kids, and some adults, entertained for a while.

After the Trunk-Or-Treat, we made our annual stop at Judy Holt's house.

Following that stop, where I had to remove a sticker burr from Jacob's big toe that he apparently got while bouncing in the bouncy house, we headed over to Pool Street for a few stops before coming to an end at his grandmother's house where his new sister was waiting for us.

Other than the Trunk-Or-Treat, it was a pretty quick trick-or-treat trip, as Jacob was ready to go play with some of his cousins.

I wonder if this year's candy will last as long as it did last year, which I recently found in two cookie jars on the china hutch.

George Anderson is the managing editor of the Daily Dunklin Democrat.

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