Halloween Egg Hunting

Reese Barnum, 3, who won a pumpkin carving kit, came dressed as No Noggin from “Curious George’s Spooky Halloween.”

Elliott and Emmett Estes, both 2, were pumpkin carving kit winners. They were dressed as Slinky Dog from “Toy Story.”

Bentley Keith, 8, is dressed as Alan Jackson, and his little sister Oaklee, 2, is dressed as Pebbles. The two each won a pumpkin carving kit. (Photo submitted)

Youngsters unite at Spirit of ‘76 Park
The Mt. Vernon Parks and Recreation Department held their annual Halloween Egg Hunt on Monday, Oct. 30, at the Spirit of ’76 Park. The event, which was postponed from Saturday due to weather, saw an estimated 80 children attend. Due to the fields being muddy after the rain over the weekend, the treat-filled eggs were handed out to the children like Trick-or-Treat candy instead of them collecting them. The event included a costume contest, in which the four children with the best costumes won pumpkins and pumpkin carving kits. In addition to the eggs, the children were treated to hot dogs, popcorn, cookies and warm apple cider.
Geoff Ford said this might be his last year to host the Halloween Egg Hunt, and said if he retires, he hopes his successor will continue the tradition he started 22 years ago.


Lawrence County Record

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Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712


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