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Community members carve pumpkins, enjoy city's Boo Drive Thru Saturday night

PMG PHOTO: HOLLY BARTHOLOMEW - Community-carved pumpkins lined the Boo Drive Thru at the West Linn Adult Community Center Saturday, Oct. 17.Though COVID-19 may put a pause on traditional Halloween celebrations this year, no one can deny West Linn's spooky spirit.

Lines of cars stretched for a quarter mile in each direction down Rosemont Road, Santa Anita Drive and Solamo Road from the Adult Community Center as Halloween revelers waited to see the city's Boo Drive Thru.

The Parks and Recreation Department and 2020 Old Time Fair Court put on the spooky COVID-19 compliant event Saturday, Oct. 17.

PMG PHOTO: HOLLY BARTHOLOMEW - Old Time Fair Court members, AKA zombie princesses passesd out goody bags at the Boo Drive Thru. Scary movies played on a projector while costumed city staff and Old Time Fair princesses handed out Halloween goody bags and spooked passers-by dressed as witches, zombies and vampires.

The most impressive part of the event? Community members carved more than 100 pumpkins. Earlier in the week, the parks department offered free pumpkins for carving that participants could bring back the day before the event.

"We had over 1,400 people come through the drive thru," said Special Events Coordinator Dawn Kolb. "We had families and couples of all ages come through. The ambassadors and volunteers and local West Linn police officers did a (fabulous) job."

PMG PHOTO: HOLLY BARTHOLOMEW - The West Linn Parks and Recreation Department hosted the Boo Drive Thru Saturday, Oct. 17.


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