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Smiles and scares in Osakis (w/video)

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Volunteering and having fun at the Osakis Community Halloween Party's tattoo table were these friends (left to right) -- Hatti Schmidtbauer, Cora Matthews, Kennedy George and Lexi Spychalla. (Al Edenloff / Osakis Review)2 / 6
Brothers Damian Maus (left, dressed as Baymax from the Big Hero 6 movie) and Justin Maus (wearing a Dead Pirate costume from the movie, Pirates of the Caribbean) played a lollipop game at the Osakis Halloween Party. Volunteer Sue Sibell helped the boys. (Al Edenloff / Osakis Review)3 / 6
Avery Vandekieft, wearing a Minecraft video game costume, tries his luck on a spinning wheel while his mother, Amy, watches. (Al Edenloff / Osakis Review)4 / 6
Costumed characters line up to try to the bean bag toss game at the Osakis Halloween Party. (Al Edenloff / Osakis Review)5 / 6
A ring toss game at the Osakis Halloween Party used a pumpkin as the target. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)6 / 6

Witches, princesses, video game characters, movie villains and more turned out for the annual Osakis Community Halloween Party on Oct. 31.

The Osakis High School cafeteria was buzzing with activity as children tried their luck at games, collected candy, completed craft projects, entered drawings for door prizes and enjoyed a hot dog supper.

The event was sponsored by the Osakis Women's Association, Osakis VFW and VFW Auxiliary, Lions Club, Osakis schools and volunteers.

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Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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