PARD presents No 'Tricks' Just 'Treats'
Hundreds of children turned out for treats last week as the city’s Parks & Recreation Department hosted its annual No ‘Tricks’ just ‘Treats’ week.

The series of spooky events has been honed down to the most popular three over the past few years, said PARD Director Janis Burns.

Monday’s hay ride and campfire stories took children on a tour of the trail and wound up by the campfire outside the community center for roasted marshmallows and ghost stories.

On Tuesday, the city hosted a Halloween Eve flashlight candy hunt. In the time leading up to the lights out, kids had the opportunity to play carnival games such as ring toss, pumpkin throw, traditional cake walks, and a new favorite: the potty toss, in which participants attempted to land rolls of toilet paper. Burns estimates 1,000 people in attendance.

For older souls, the city sponsored its Haunted 5K Trail Run on Thursday, which began at 6 p.m. and took the runners on a tour of the trail and neighborhoods surrounding the community center, where, Burns said, werewolves, witches, and other frightening figures popped up along the route.
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