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October 29, 2013

Un-boo-lievable Halloween happenings delight Duncan

DUNCAN — Saturday’s precipitation didn’t deter the little goblins and ghouls of Duncan, as they and their families turned out in full force for Main Street Duncan’s Boo Review.

At least 2,000 children attended the annual Halloween event, said Tammy Johnson, Main Street director. All of the retail businesses along Main Street participated by handing out sweets as the kids trick-or-treated at their doors.

“At Prairie Rose alone, there was about 70 pounds of candy handed out,” Johnson said.

Whether it was the large amount of free candy or just the spirit of fun, the rain didn’t cause the event to lose attendance. Johnson said it didn’t effect it.

“It was awesome because they kept coming,” she said. “I think everyone had a good time.”

Another spooky happening Duncan residents seemed to enjoy over the weekend was Family Fall Fest, which took place Friday and Saturday at the Simmons Center. It also featured a haunted house put on by the Simmons Center, Duncan Little Theatre and the Duncan High School Drama Department.

“It was very successful, more successful than last year,” said Tara Harper, a DLT haunted house volunteer. “There was about 400-500 people who came through between the two nights.”

Close to 50 volunteers worked the house and people of all ages went through the maze of scary characters. Harper said there were plenty of screams and several positive comments.

“I love (working the haunted house),” she said. “I don’t like going through haunted houses but on the other end it’s totally different and so much fun to see the reactions of people.”

Proceeds from the haunted house are split three ways between the entities that help put it on.

“For a non-profit like DLT, it’s a great way to make a little extra money to help put on our shows,” Harper said.

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