Within a two-hour period, kids walked down Main Street trick-or-treating for candy from downtown businesses, as well as listening to stories at the Renaissance Stage and walking through the John L. Street Library’s Haunted Carriage House. Behind the haunted house, Library Director Pam Metts saw long lines of kids waiting for her to read their fortunes with tarot cards at the gazebo.
Next to the haunted house, Lisa Oliver said her children, Brooklyn and Amber enjoyed the event.
“It’s fun and exciting,” Oliver said. “I hope they keep doing it every year. It’s a good thing for Cadiz. It’s safe. Kids aren’t going to get hit by a car.”
Cadiz Baptist Church held a carnival in the activity building, which saw steady crowds. While there, kids could buy concessions, jump on a sports-themed Backyard Bouncer and paint little pumpkins.
At 6:30 p.m. on the stage, kids competed in the Chamber of Commerce’s costume contest. Costumes ranged from scary to creative to unbelievably cute. One of the kids, Samantha Langdon, was dressed as Kiss singer Paul Stanley, complete with a painted black star over her eye. Her sister, Jessica Perry, said she had helped put the costume together.
“Show some leg!” one woman in the audience shouted to her son on stage, who was dressed in drag.
“I’ll get you when we get home!” the boy shouted back, pointing at her.
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