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The annual Hallowe'en celebration in Woodstock stretches from the Library to the Civic Center

DAVID F. ASHTON - Inside the Woodstock Community Center, the Jones family - Mike, Sarah, and Nyomi - pose at the photo backdrop. Citing safety, and camaraderie with other families and kids, Woodstock parents and kids go trick-or-treating along S.E. Woodstock Boulevard each year, between the Library and the Community Center. And they did so again this year on October 31.

The fun starts at the "Not So Scary Storytime" at the Woodstock Branch Library, and continues at 22 participating businesses on the way westward to the Woodstock Community Center, just west of BiMart.

Woodstock Neighborhood Association events coordinator Justin Schmidt confirmed, "We're having a good time throwing our annual Hallowe'en party for the community; a free event for kids and their families – with treats along the boulevard, and crafts, snacks, carnival games and live music here at the Community Center."

The combined effort of the WNA, the Friends of Woodstock Community Center, and Woodstock Community Business Association, filled the sidewalks with families out for a fun evening, and the Community Center swirled with Hallowe'en-themed activities.

"This annual party encourages families in our area to come together, meet their neighbors, and be more involved with their community," Schmidt told THE BEE. "With this event, it's all about raising good community spirit!"

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