Halloween events bring hundreds in costume to downtown Park Rapids
Trick-or-treaters of all ages in just about any and all costumes imaginable converged on Park Rapids Saturday for the annual downtown Halloween trick-or-treating tradition. Some estimates put attendance at close to 1,500 people as downtown merchants lined the sidewalks handing out candy to every zombie and princess, ladybug and all ghoulish creatures roaming the downtown district.
“We had a terrific turnout,” said Cynthia Jones of the Downtown Business Association (DBA). “It’s always fun to see so many people downtown.”
The annual event is a retail-sponsored event put on by the DBA and Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. “It was such a fun day and always such a fun experience,” Jones said. In conjunction with the event Rotary collected $532 and canned goods for the food shelf.