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An early Halloween

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt Purple Princess Logen Riebe takes candy from the Cowardly Lion.

COURTLAND — Halloween came early in Courtland with a special Trunk & Treat event outside the Community Center.

“This is the first year doing this here,” Charlette Abbas said, while dressed as a black cat. “It is organized by the Lions. The turnout is pretty good.”

Every year the Courland Lions host a holiday party at the Community Center, but with the COVID-19 pandemic it was decided to hold Trunk & Treat celebration for kids.

Area youth were encouraged to attend the outdoor event in Halloween costumes and collect bags full of candy. Rather than ringing doorbells, the kids stopped by decorated car trunks. Community members had decorated their vehicles.

Dawn and Greg Juverien had one of the most memorable stops, with a Wizard of Oz theme. Dawn was dressed as Dorothy, and Greg kept warm in a Cowardly Lion costume.

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt Land Sharks Liam, 6, and Wyatt Smith, 3, circle the Courtland Community Center’s Trunk & Treat for candy or surfers who ventured out too far.

Around the corner Greg and Kandy Patton handed out candy from a giant scoop shovel.

There was a steady line of kids willing to brave the chilly weather, in an alternative to trick or treating that may not be possible with current COVID conditions.

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt

Staff photo by Clay SchuldtTwo-year-old pink dragon Aurora Malz considers taking candy from a black cat.

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