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Howl’oween draws crowd

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Candy, pets fill downtown
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Leader photo by ELIZABETH DEGRIE Left: Debra Hoft blows up a balloon so her son Jay Hoft II can participate in an experiment sponsored by Louisiana Tech University’s IDEA Place. Right: Pets and owners line up in Railroad Park to participate in the pet show costume contest.

Downtown Ruston was a spooktacular place to be on Monday night as little princesses, vampires and superheroes flooded local businesses to ask for a Halloween treat.
The second annual Downtown Howl’oween event drew hundreds of families to the downtown area for trick-or-treating and a Halloween pet costume contest.

Kristi Lumpkin, city of Ruston economic development administrator, said she was excited by the turnout.

“There are lots of kids all dressed up and they’re enjoying the activities,” Lumpkin said. “We’ve tried to include more this year, and so far we’re extremely pleased.”

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