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|Treat Street Event Has Sweet Outcome
|A truly spook-tacular event allowed area residents of all ages the chance to both trick-or-treat and browse.
The Galesburg Business Association held a Treat Street Saturday in downtown Galesburg and gave ghosts and goblins a safe way to get candy while giving their parents time in downtown stores.
The event featured 25 groups and businesses that decorated, dressed in costume and passed out candy to kids who came by.
The final stop on the route was at the Stone Hayes Center for Independent Living.
Stone Hayes Director Dale Parsons says holding an event like this reminds him of when he used to be out looking for candy.
Parsons tells WGIL he used to get candy that was a little different than what is given today.
"I always liked the homemade treats, of course you can't do that now. This one lady used to make popcorn balls and I swear she always made mine the biggest. Another lady gave me a 50-cent piece so I thought I was pretty good - you know a big event for me."
Parsons said his favorite costume as a kid was a ghost, with a bed sheet and holes cut out for eyes.
He said he expected almost 500 visitors to Stone Hayes for pizza and raffles prizes which included a bike, savings bonds and a slip-and-slide.
(Employees of Galesburg Broadcasting pass out candy at the Simmons Street studios Saturday during Treat Street.)
(A Hot Dog is elated after receiving a map and a canvas bag to collect candy provided by Casey's Party Creations during Treat Street Saturday.)
(A personal trainer walks off some of the candy he collected during Saturday's Treat Street event in Galesburg.)
(Galesburg Police Officer Phil Pieper and Sparky the Firedog pass out candy at the Stone Hayes Center for Independent Living Saturday.)
(Kids of all ages gathered at the final stop of Treat Street - The Stone Hayes Center For Independent Living - to enjoy some pizza and hopefully win some raffle prizes.)
(WGIL News Story and Photos by Dominic Fortini.)
|10 31 09 by Newsroom
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