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Ghouls, Goblins, Clowns Oh My!

Freakytown drew a large crowd Saturday, in downtown Fredericktown.

Despite cold temperatures, the superheroes, princesses, monsters, sports stars, movie and cartoon characters, ghosts, clowns and zombies filled the streets.

Trick-or-treaters covered the courtsquare and North, East, West, and South Main streets waiting in lines which ran around the square to get candy, go through the bounce house obstacle course, join in the dance party and more.

A Halloween Costume Contest sponsored by JROTC Booster Club and Dominos was held at the Post Office on South Main Street. In the 5-and-under age group Holden and Hudson Hamby took first place with their “Dumb and Dumber” costumes, Justus Bailes took second place with his construction worker costume and Alyssa Nash took third place as a witch. In the 6-to-10 year old age group Adrienne Cox took first place with her carousel costume, Maggie Gallagher took second place as the vampire queen and Landon Darnell came in third place as a hazard zombie. In the 11-and-up age group Justice Bowman took first place with his batman costume, Nicole Simmons took second place with her corpse bride costume and Margie Hanks took third place with her zombie costume.

Three Judge’s Favorite awards were given out as well. Madison County Sheriff Katy McCutcheon chose Sophie Yilmaz with her King George II costume. Andrew Nipper of Dominos Pizza chose Leif Olson with his Court Jester costume. Blake Olson representing the JROTC chose Danny Curtis with his Pennywise clown costume.

With such a great turn out for the costume contest, several did not get a chance to participate despite more than doubling the amount who could sign up in the past. 

“We limited it at 20 per age group to keep from taking so long and the participants not being able to enjoy the rest of Freakytown,” said JROTC Booster Club V. P. Missy Olson. 

The Ozark Regional Library held a pumpkin decorating contest. Danica Davis won the Pre-K division with her Princess Poppy pumpkin, Nate Stefani won the elementary division with his Dog Man pumpkin and Kahal and Cody Rodgers won the team division with their Cat in the Hat pumpkin.

The Power Factory had an obstacle course bounce house set up for the kids to enjoy. 

“We had a blast and can’t wait for next year,” Power Factory Owners Christina and Tom Jones said.

Ring Master Vonna Cresswell (right) with her lion Lyza Cresswell practice their craft before the costume contest at Freakytown Oct. 28.</p><p class=

More Freakytown photos on page 3A and at www.democratnewsonline.com” width=”800″ /> Ring Master Vonna Cresswell (right) with her lion Lyza Cresswell practice their craft before the costume contest at Freakytown Oct. 28.

More Freakytown photos on page 3A and at www.democratnewsonline.com

Allyssa (left), Emi (front) and Shay Jones pose for a photo while they wait in line for candy at Freakytown.

Allyssa (left), Emi (front) and Shay Jones pose for a photo while they wait in line for candy at Freakytown.

Victoria Kemper is a reporter for the Democrat News. She can be reached at 573-783-3366 or at vkemper@democratnewsonline.com

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