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'Safe Treats' Halloween event in Old Colorado City Oct. 31 - photos

LEFT: During the annual Safe Treats Halloween event in Old Colorado City Oct. 31, Rachelle Kahtava, a Colorado Tees employee dressed as the comic/movie character Poison Ivy, gives candy to an elegantly costumed youngster outside the store in the 2500 block of Colorado Avenue. ABOVE: Larry Roney (left) and Chris Trask with kids outside Lorig's in the 2600 block.
ABOVE: Julie Fabrizio, owner of the Holly Leaf store in the 2500 block, responds to trick-or-treat demands. RIGHT: A costumed throng crosses 25th Street. Event coordinator Lori Kasten estimated 2,500 to 3,000 people at the roughly three-hour, volunteer-run affair. "I got a lot of super-nice comments," she said afterward. "The camaraderie was really something."
LEFT: A menacing Godzilla frightens a photographer into taking his picture during the Old Colorado City Safe Treats Oct. 31. ABOVE: Jessica Carabajal (left), in front of Thunder Mountain Trading Company; and Holly Warren (right) of Coronado High School's student government, simultaneously bestow candy to Halloween-loving kids. According to Safe Treats coordinator Lori Kasten, more than 40 Coronado students volunteered - some from student government, others from the school's Future Business Leaders of America extracurricular club.
ABOVE: The Minecraft game (boxed heads) was well represented at Safe Treats. RIGHT: While a little girl dances, Cake Walk participants in the Old Town Plaza hope the music stops on a lucky square. FAR RIGHT: A Star Wars Stormtrooper drops in to say hi.

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(Posted 10/31/14; Business: Events)

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