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Our Hallowe'en tour took us to several Inner Southeast neighborhoods -- including Woodstock

DAVID F. ASHTON - Ottos Sausage Kitchens owners, Jerry and Gretchen Eichentopf, asked Trick or Treaters, Hot wienies for Halloween - or candy?  Most took both! Choosing to hold their Hallowe'en event on the very day itself, the Woodstock Branch Library, joined with more than 20 Woodstock Community Business Association (WCBA) members, and volunteers from the Woodstock Community Center, to hold their blocks-long party for the kids on October 31.

Many families started out at the library's "Not-too-scary Storytime", before heading west along Woodstock Boulevard – stopping for treats along the way at participating businesses to collect candy, treats, and toys.

DAVID F. ASHTON - In front of the Woodstock New Seasons Market, costumed Norah and Myles Hull received treats from Flora Melhouse. Eventually, many of them ended their journey down the boulevard at the Woodstock Community Center to enjoy snacks, games, and live music by the trio "Status Crow".

"The party here in the Community Center is put on by our neighborhood association," said Woodstock Neighborhood Association (WNA) Chair Sage Jensen.

"This is one of our ways of giving back to the community," Jensen reflected. "Providing a safe place for our kiddos to go for Hallowe'en fun is a good way to help our neighbors know more about the WNA, and what we do."

DAVID F. ASHTON - Playing lively music in the Woodstock Community Center for the Halloween Party were the three members of Status Crow. The committee of Jensen, WNA Events Chair Peggy McCafferty, and former Events Chair Justin Smith had the help of about 20 volunteers who helped get decorations, setup, do cleanup, and coordinate the afternoon with the WCBA.

"We sure have fun watching the kids having a great time here, on Hallowe'en," Jensen grinned.

Jensen asked that we recognize the sponsors, in addition to WCBA and the WNA – including New Seasons Market, Woodstock Farmers Market, The Homestead School House, VCA Woodstock Animal Hospital, Delta Café, Double Mountain Taproom, Otto's Sausage Kitchen and Meat Market, Woodstock Tan, Red Fox Vintage, Papaccino's Coffee, and Ryan Zachary Tattoos on Woodstock.


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