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Halloween Happenings

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Squirt Squad was awarded first place in the walking division at Malden's annual Halloween parade held Tuesday, October 30, 2012. The squad is a group of young cheerleaders who meet on Thursday nights at the Malden Community Center.
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Despite rescheduling Halloween festivities to an earlier date in order to accommodate a playoff game for the Malden Green Wave football team, a large group of walkers and floats were entered in Malden's annual Halloween parade.

Three winners were awarded in each category by secret judges viewing the parade.

These honors were given to:

The yellow transformer placed second in the walking division during Tuesday's parade. Terrell Butler was inside the costume.
(Photo by Courtney Luke)
The Squirt Squad was awarded first place in the walking division, second place was given to Terrell Butler for his yellow transformer costume. Third place was given to Fellowship Community for their large group of walkers who supported breast cancer awareness.

In the float division, prizes were given to: the Jeanie Moore Herbst reelection float while the Recovery Center was awarded second place and Haylie Layne and her small pony were awarded third.

Parade goers also enjoyed the Malden High School marching band, many other floats and lots of candy that was tossed to them.

The float to reelect Jeanie Moore Herbst was awarded first place in the float division.
(Photo by Courtney Luke)
Many attended special community events held at area churches.

Streets surrounding Frisco Park were backed up with trick-or-treators or those just trying to make their way across town and avoid the parade.

Several homes in that area reported several hundred trick-or-treators.

Golden Living Center also encouraged many of their residents to pass out candy to those stopping in and also provided games.

Over several decades, Halloween has continued to be a popular holiday in the area.

The Recovery Center was awarded second place in the float division with their float depicting their motto, "Freedom from Life's hurts, habits and hangups."
The AmeriCorps volunteers, stationed from the Bootheel Youth Museum, were in charge of organizing this year's parade.

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