Halloween Carnival is frightfully fun


Maple Lake kicked off Halloween early with the annual PTA-sponsored Halloween Carnival at Maple Lake Elementary, Saturday, Oct. 28. A healthy crowd filled the gym and cafeteria from 3 to 5 p.m. for games, food and a chance to win quality prizes in the Halloween Costume Contest. Tuesday, Oct. 31, was the actual holiday when children costumed as goblins, ghosts and their favorite super heroes took to the streets for tricks or treats. School representatives remind parents that MLE is participating in Allina Health’s Halloween Candy Collection again this year, as a way to promote healthy living, including candy in moderation. Students are invited to donate some of their candy to a good cause, Wednesday, Nov. 1, and Thursday, Nov. 2. There will be collection containers at the entrance of the elementary building. The candy will be donated to programs that send gift boxes to service men and women. For each pound of candy collected, Allina Health will donate $1 to local food shelves. If MLE collects the most pounds of candy per student among the participating schools in the area, MLE will win $250 to be used towards equipment to help improve the health of the school community, along with other health and wellness prizes from Allina Health. Above left, participants in the costume contest wait anxiously for the Maple Lake Ambassadors to pick the day’s best-dressed in the toddler through preschool category.

Jackson Fobbe, 2 ½, makes a cute, blue dragon.

fourth grade through sixth grade winners of the costume contest were, from left, Matthew Diers as Jack Skeleton in first; Avery Kolehmainen as the Joker was second; and Bailey Fieldseth was third.

Mitchell Stewig takes a shot at a prize at the Boiling Cauldrons game.

Marshall Hall shows off his costume. More pictures on page 12. (Photos by Brenda Erdahl)
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