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The Skanner It's Easy
By The Skanner News
Published: 29 October 2008

No! It's Superman William Oliver Philips Nichols, 4, who is getting ready to leap the tallest building in a single bound at the Garfield Community Center Campus Creepy Crawl Friday, Oct. 24. The Halloween event included a haunted house, a variety of fun games and lots of candy and prizes.

Halloween Treats in Columbia City

Something sweet is brewing again this Halloween as Seattle's historical Columbia City neighborhood hosts their annual family-friendly Halloween Happenings on Friday, Oct. 31 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the area surrounding Rainier Avenue South between Alaska and South Hudson Streets.
For the third year in a row, Columbia City's local businesses will be offering a safe and entertaining Halloween complete with trick-or-treating and a costume contest.
The winners from each category will be awarded a dinner at Geraldine's Counter for themselves and their immediate family.
At one of Columbia City's newest additions, Verve Wine Bar, kids will have the opportunity to pick-up some candy while parents and adults can treat themselves to some hot cider.
RetroActive Kids will also have local photographer, Bellen Drake, on hand from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to photograph costumed children and families. All photos taken will be available for purchase online at www.bellendrake.com.
 "With all the kids that live around Columbia City, it's nice to know that there is somewhere where families can come to trick-or-treat that is not only safe, but is also fun," said Stacey Hettinger, owner of Geraldine's Counter. "Being able to celebrate Halloween in our own neighborhood is something that everyone looks forward to every year – the businesses as well as the kids."
In previous years, Columbia City's Halloween festivities have drawn crowds close to 200, but organizers of this year's events are expecting a much higher attendance. 
All participating businesses will be identified by orange and black balloons, which have been donated by Columbia City florist, KC's Flowers. 
Local dogs and their families and friends will have a howling good time at the 9th Annual Dog-O-Ween costume contest and fund raising event benefiting Citizens for Off-Leash Areas (COLA). This popular event will take place at the Genesee Park off-leash area in Seattle on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Treats for all attendants include prize raffles, refreshments, vendor booths and free treats for our four-legged friends. The day's highlight is the doggy costume contest. Judging categories include Funniest, Scariest, Best Group, and Best Dog/Owner Combination. 

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