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“Halloween on Main Street”
November 8, 2018

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Halloween night in Gladbrook was alive with ghosts, goblins, dinosaurs, princesses, etc. running all over the community. The stars were shining and the winds were calm as the Trick & Treaters enjoyed showing off their costumes and receiving many treats without doing any tricks. The Gladbrook UMC hosted their annual "Trunk or Treat" night serving hotdogs out of the church and treats out of decorated vehicle trunks with150 kids participating. Many of the residents of Gladbrook had their porch lights shining brightly telling the little kids to knock on their door for a treat. The Gladbrook Commercial Club hosted their first "Halloween on Main Street" event. The fun began at the bigger and better than ever haunted house at the library. The 239 kids dared to journey down in the basement to the haunted old jail cell. The excited "treaters" ran down Main to see what goodies awaited them at the Gladbrook Pharmacy, Hometown Foods, NAPA Auto and the City Center. The kids then ran right into a Gladbrook fire truck and two ambulances. They enjoyed seeing the inside of the emergency vehicles and enjoyed receiving homemade cookies. The park at Great Western Bank was pretty dark and creepy with a witch, a very pale and unusual looking women and an old "granny" in a wheel chair "greeted" the kids. The all in black Farm Bureau lady had her trunk and table decorated with lights and candy. The kids ran across the street and found three more trunks decorated with lighted pumpkins, Halloween trinkets, and candy. One trunk had a baby elephant (puppy) in a basket, which everyone couldn't resist petting. As the kids ventured on down the street they found "Spanky's Hay Maze" set up in the vacant lot. As they wound their way around the maze they found a cemetery and the skeleton bone pile. Many creatures jumped out to "welcome" the treaters. If the treaters weren't too scared after the maize, they found more treats at John's Barber Shop and from Annie at Gladbrook Insurance. The last stop on the Halloween main tour was at the Gladbrook Bowl & Diner. Spanky and Mandy Boldt chaired the "Halloween on Main Street" event and by all the comments there will be a second one coming up next Oct. 31st. Mark your calendars if you "DARE"!!!!

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