On Saturday, October 28, local area businesses around Langdon treated children to a morning of candy and prizes at the Langdon Activity Center.
By Lisa Nowatzki
This year’s Halloween Spooktacular had quite a turnout. Starting at 9 a.m., 230 little trick-or-treaters picked up their pumpkin pass card from the Activity Center and visited participating business around town for a little trick-or-treating and to get their cards stamped.
After 11 a.m., back at the Center when all the pumpkin pass cards were collected, prizes were given out. Six boys and six girls from each age group: 0-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, were selected as winners of the gift baskets.
There was plenty to do at the Langdon Activity Center. Outside, children could take pictures with fireman, Marcus Lewis and Chief Deputy Paul Podhradsky in the fire truck or patrol car, complete with lights and sirens for all to hear.
Inside, kids and parents could do crafts like painting and coloring pictures and making masks. They also got to try on the Sheriff’s Department body armor vest along with getting their own gold badge. Boyd Block Plaza Committee sold pumpkin donuts.
Sponsors for the annual event included the Eagles, LAC, Bread Pan Bakery, Thrivent Financial, and the Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce. Donations and prizes were provided by the Cobblestone Inn & Suites, Cavalier Memorial Hospital, Langdon Motor Inn, Schroeder Furniture, FM Bank, Quality Specialty Products & Printing, Langdon Community Drug, Sew on & Sew North, Bread Pan Bakery, Langdon Floral, Langdon’s General Store, City Hall, NLAC Imagination Library, Choice Financial, Langdon Hardware and the Langdon Senior Center.