Wow, what a turn out we had for our annual Halloween blast on the square! It was one of the largest crowds we’ve ever had, thanks in part to perfect weather. The community really showed up to create a fun night, with a full block of trunk or treat participants and costume contest entries (see sidebar for the winners). Our trolley rides to the Bates Elks Lodge haunted house was also a popular part of the evening! Thank you to our judges, volunteers and sponsors for another successful Chamber event. See our Facebook page for photos!

Costume Contest Winners:

0-2: 1st – Quinton Fritts; 2nd – Megan VanMeter; 3rd – Jubilee Evans
3-5: 1st – Erika Carter; 2nd – Brock Erisman; 3rd – Emily Nieder
6-11: 1st – Cooper Johnson; 2nd – Isabell Rodriguez; 3rd – Kadin Belk
12-17: 1st – Keyarah Shobe; 2nd – Kaylee Wilber; 3rd – Conner Duncan
18+: 1st – Bonnie Julien; 2nd; Amy Lee; 3rd – Mildred Chenault
Group: 1st – Brooks Kids; 2nd – Augie & Audry Armentrout; 3rd – Remington Rowland
Pets: 1st – Jacob Shipley/Lil Red Riding Hood; 2nd – Tabitha VanMeter / Dragon; 3rd – Jacob Shipley / Big Bad Wolf

Thank you, sponsors!

Midwest Lumber
Osage Valley Electrical Cooperative
Corner Hardware
Mac Security
Butler Center
Jacey Moreland

Judges: Sauna Coffman, Carolyn Jett, Dominic Smith, Miranda Smith, Lindsey