The streets of Osakis were filled with princesses, super heroes, witches, unicorns and other characters on Halloween.
Children not only went trick or treating door-to-door, they also stopped at the First Presbyterian Church for its Trunk or Treat. Because of the cold weather, the event was moved from the parking lot to inside the church where all kinds of Halloween fun awaited – tables decorated with pumpkins, a scary moving hand and other touches, along with lots of candy, warm cider and hot chocolate.
Children also flocked to the high school cafeteria for the Osakis Community Halloween Party sponsored by the Osakis Women’s Association and the Osakis School District with support from the VFW, Osakis Lions and the VFW Auxiliary.
At the party, children played games, won prizes, completed a craft project, burned off some energy in a bouncy house and filled their Halloween buckets with candy.
This year’s Halloween activities started on Oct. 29 with the Osakis Early Childhood Family Fun Fall Festival.
The Osakis ECFE and Head Start programs run the event but invited area children/families to participate as well. The party was geared for children 5 and under.
“We had 108 children and 81 adults,” noted Janice Campbell with the Osakis Pre-School/EFCE. “The gym was busy!”
Campbell thanked the United Way of Pope and Douglas County for being a supporter of the ECFE program.