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Halloween fun for all ages

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Children and adults can take in some fun -- and maybe a little spooky -- Halloween activities this Saturday in Le Mars.

The events start with face painting at the Le Mars Arts Center, 200 Central Ave., from 9:45-10:45 a.m.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, children and families can also take photos in a harvest decorated area at the Olson Cultural Event Center, at the corner of First Avenue and First Street.

Following that, at 11 a.m. children can grab their treat bags and go trick-or-treating.

Trick-or-treating begins at the Olson Cultural Event Center where businesses located outside of downtown Le Mars will hand out treats.

After filling up there, children can head downtown to trick-or-treat at local businesses.

"We want to make sure you don't miss any of the stores that are providing treats for the kids, so adults, located at each corner, will make sure you head in the right direction," said Jenni Smit, Le Mars Chamber of Commerce Main Street vice president, in a press release.

Also on Saturday, children age 2 though fifth grade can pick out a free book at the Le Mars Public Library, 46 First St. S.W.

From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. during the library's Books for Treats program, children can choose one gently-used, nearly new book donated by local citizens.

Those looking for some scarier Halloween fun Saturday won't be left out.

The HYPER (Helping Young Professionals Energize the Region) Haunted Shelter House of Horrors will be open 6-10 p.m.

HYPER members recommend parents decide if the haunted house is appropriate for children younger than fourth grade.

The house of horrors will be in the Le Mars Municipal Park shelter house. Admission will be charged.

Saturday's events are sponsored by the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce, the Le Mars Arts Center, the Le Mars Public Library and HYPER.

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