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Malls of Havre host trick-or-treaters


November 1, 2013

Lindsay Brown

A group of children trick-or-treat at Big R Thursday evening at the Holiday Village Mall.

Ninja turtles, princesses, ghouls and more were seen lining up for candy at the Atrium and Holiday Village malls Thursday for Halloween.

The malls provided a clean, well-lighted place for children and their families to go to showcase their costumes and collect candy from shop employees.

"It's fun; a little more personal" said Cheryl Richmond, who works at Punkin Doodles in the Atrium.

Richmond said the Atrium stores open their doors to trick-or-treaters every year.

Julie Rasmussen, who works at Julie's Hallmark and Antiques, said, "I think it's nice. If it happens to be cold, they can come here."

Bryce Winn, 1, walks the halls of the Northern Montana Care Center in a giraffe costume during trick-or-treating Thursday evening.

At Holiday Village Mall, costumed children were seen all over the mall.

Caitlin Steckel works at The Press Coffee Shop in the Holiday Village Mall. She said the mall hosting trick-or-treaters is a good idea because it gives kids a place to go in case it is cold outside.

"It's cool to show their outfits off," Steckel said.

By far, the most popular stop was at RadioShack, where visitors lined up to play their Jack O' Lantern Disk Game. The game was similar to a Plinko game, like the one from the "Price is Right," where kids could win prizes of candy.

Jordan Eslack, an employee at Maurice's, said the mall "gives them a place that's not dark and that's safe."

She also added that it was a good opportunity for kids to get out of the cold, though this Halloween, the weather was not that bad.


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