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Sellwood's lively, and nonprofit, Sellwood Community House celebrated Hallowe'en for a week this fall

DAVID F. ASHTON - Young Elliott Block assured his mom, Renee Hayes, that this giant arachnid didnt scare him - to the delight of the spiders alter ego, Charles Leatherwood of Tom Dwyer Automotive Services. It was all part of Halloween Week at Sellwood Community House.Keeping in mind social distancing requirements imposed by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, this year, the Sellwood Community House (SCH) didn't hold a one-day Hallowe'en. Instead, it celebrated the spooky holiday each weekday in the end of October.

On October 29, for example, kids could play a "toss the pinecone" game, while being entertained by the antics of the giant spider – courtesy of Tom Dwyer Automotive Services.

"Fortunately, we've had perfect weather all week for our different events here, leading up to Hallowe'en," said SCH Program Manager Elizabeth Milner.

"This is important for our community because we're trying to bring as much fun and community connection as we can to the neighborhood – all while staying physically distant and safe," Milner told THE BEE. "With no 'Moreland Monster March' this year, and with limited trick-or-treating this year, we came up with these activities to get into the Holiday 'Spirit' in a safe and fun way!"

Coming up on December 5, and on the 12th and 19th as well, are the Sellwood Community House "Frosted Fete" open air markets and winter festivities, she reminded us. "Come on by to shop at the handcrafted marketplace, enjoy some food and Holiday entertainment!"

Stay in touch with the Sellwood Community House on their website – and check any changes in the plans for "Frosted Fete" that evolving state coronavirus rules may require – www.sellwoodcommunityhouse.org


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