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A party packed with fun and games

Jeff Lund of Osakis holds up two-and-a-half-year-old Harper Lund, dressed as a bumble bee, so she can pick a lollipop from the lollipop tree at the Osakis Halloween Party. If she picked a special one, one with the bottom of the stick colored black, she won a prize. (Celeste Edenloff / Osakis Review)1 / 3
Kellan George, 7, tries his hand at playing the ladder golf game at the Osakis Halloween Party last Tuesday, Oct. 31. George had three tries to get the golf balls on a string wrapped around the ladder. If he succeeded, then he won a prize. (Celeste Edenloff / Osakis Review) 2 / 3
Adam Ciepielinski (Hawaiian shirt) helps his mom, Heidi, with the Plinko game at the Osakis Halloween Party. Adam watches as one contestant, Noah Wallace, 11, drops his chips into the game to try and win a prize. (Celeste Edenloff / Osakis Review)3 / 3

The Osakis Halloween Party drew a large crowd again this year — an estimated 350 kids attended the annual event.

The party, which took place Tuesday, Oct. 31 in the cafeteria of the Osakis High School, offered games with fun prizes, arts and crafts and lots of candy. A light supper was also served.

The event was co-sponsored by the Osakis Women's Association and the Osakis School District with financial support from the VFW, Osakis Lions, and the VFW Auxiliary.

Celeste Edenloff

Celeste is a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press and 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 June 2016 to report on the community she calls home. Besides writing articles for the Echo Press, she has a blog, “Newspaper Girl on the Run.” Celeste is on a continuous healthy living journey and loves to teach bootcamp fitness classes and run. She has participated in more than 200 races with her husband, Al, covering the 5K, 10K, 10-mile and half-marathon (13.1 mile) distances.

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