The Moore American

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October 30, 2013

Haunt Old Town draws hundreds of costume-clad families for treats and activities

MOORE — The weather was frightful, but that didn’t keep trick-or-treaters of all ages away from Moore’s spooktacular Haunt Old Town on Saturday.

Once again, Moore businesses, churches and non-profit organizations came together to give families a night of free activities in Old Town Moore, the Moore Community Center and Moore Public Library for safe trick or treating and Halloween fun.  

“This is great,” said Greta McAllister, who was out with her 3-year-old son Liam. “I have run into a lot of friends, and Liam likes getting treats. This is the first year he really seems to get the whole dress-up and trick-or-treat thing.”

Liam, dressed in a superhero outfit, kept his comment short.

“Candy,” he said.

And there was certainly no shortage on that.

“We bought at least 5,000 pieces of candy and we’re on our way out,” said Emily Midgett of To the Nines, who was handing out treats in front of her boutique.

This year several food trucks were parked in the town core and many hungry trick-or-treaters were taking advantage of the warm offerings.

Other activities included inflatables that were a big hit despite the rainy weather, the Extreme Animals exhibit, face painting, horse carriage rides and more.

At the Moore Community Center, kids could go for more candy, games, bingo, music and balloon art.

The fun extended to the Moore Public Library where kids could admire the Creepy Crawly Insect Petting Zoo, maggot art, face painting, monster make-up and festering wound creation and more.

The Halloween activities continued at 7 p.m. with a pumpkin carving contest, a movie in the park and the Trail of Fears at Little River Park off Fourth Street. It was the first major event in the park since the tornado damaged the park on May 20.

Trail Of Fears at Little River Park is Moore’s only outdoor haunted attraction. The woods turned into a third of a mile winding haunted trail with creatures lurking around every corner.

The Halloween fun in Moore continues this week with neighborhood trick-or-treating Thursday. The Moore City Council has designated Thursday as the official evening for neighborhood trick-or-treating.

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