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Elk’s mascot leads Halloween parade

This year we had more donations, more children and great weather for the event

The Covid situation has caused many problems for people and events these past two years and sadly, the epidemic might be around for awhile longer. One of the events that it disrupted was the annual Halloween season, for both the young, old and young at heart.
In the village of Elkhorn, the local Elks Club #381 came up with a solution to make the best of it. Last year they started a project to collect candy and distribute it at a central location.
That included a very popular Halloween costume parade past two senior residences in Elkhorn. The Elks made up lawn signs for people to say they had given their treats to the Elks Halloween drop-off center to help reduce exposure for everyone. 
At 4:30 p.m. a large number of kids and parents met in front of the school to form a parade that was led by the club’s big Elks mascot.
At the two homes the senior residents were waiting at the front windows to see the children with many of the seniors looking for their special grandchildren. The children would go right up to the glass and wave and call out to the happy and excited residents. 
At each of the senior centers there were Halloween treats given out and at the Elkhorn Manor the Elks had their club trailer there passing out the treat bags. 
Later a club member said the group had made up 120 bags and gave away 110.
Said Elks member Tawna McLean, organizer of the event:  "This year we had more donations, more children and great weather for the event. We were very pleased with the support and the turnout from the community that included some families from outside the village area. While the seniors really enjoyed the parade event "