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A Moose Lodge in Brentwood-Darlington continues its own Hallowe'en tradition of a neighborhood party

DAVID F. ASHTON - Inviting families to trick-or-treat inside Brentwood-Darlingtons Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 291 was member Tom Corvat. There were major Hallowe'en gatherings in Inner Southeast – including the ones THE BEE has reported at Oaks Park and at Sellwood Community House. But not all the celebrations featured huge crowds.

Late in the afternoon of the day itself, October 31, members of the Brentwood-Darlington Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 291, at S.E. 52nd at Flavel, put on an quieter event for the area kids and families.

One of their large meeting rooms was decorated with spooky lighting and haunting decorations. Although dressed for the party, volunteers of the lodge didn't try to scare anyone who came in – they just smiled.

In another part of the lodge, kids could play games and win prizes.

"We are, indeed, having a Hallowe'en party for our neighborhood," affirmed Moose Lodge 291 Social Quarters Manager Patti Thayer. "We've done this every year for as long as I can remember – except for last year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We've made this a safe place where kids can come to trick-or-treat and have fun," Thayer explained. "We do this because the best part for us is seeing the kids in their costumes, and watching them having fun."

For more information about the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 291, visit their website – www.mooseintl.org/location/291-portland


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