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Revelers young and old turn out for Trick or Treat on Main

by Susan Holland | November 2, 2021 at 3:09 p.m.
Westside Eagle Observer/SUSAN HOLLAND A line of costumed youngsters follows the numbers as they listen to Halloween music at the Jolly Good Times Extension Club's cake walk. Extension Club members offered delicious home-baked cupcakes, cookies and brownies as prizes for those who stopped on the correct numbers.

GRAVETTE -- The streets of Gravette were filled with revelers, young and old, Saturday evening as trick or treaters from throughout the area came out to enjoy the city's second Trick or Treat on Main Street.

The event began at 4 p.m. and it wasn't long before a big crowd gathered to stroll up and down Main Street and Second Avenue to visit the various booths.

Many colorful costumes were seen. A few folks even brought their pets to join the fun and a few dogs appeared in costume as well. Celebrants were seen dressed as characters from books and movies, superheroes and food items. There were a few monsters and ghosts but they were far outnumbered by the fairies, princesses, cowboys and cowgirls, indicating that most folks wanted to have a fun, frivolous Halloween celebration, not a scary one.

Candy, fruit, toys and other treats were handed out at the various booths, and some offered games to be played. Two booths held cakewalks, including the Jolly Good Times Home Extension Club, which gave home-baked cupcakes, cookies and brownies as prizes. Others had children spin wheels or throw beanbags into containers in order to earn their prizes.

Trick or Treat on Main continued until 7 p.m., with a few folks having to go replenish the candy supply for their booths before the festivities ended. As the sun slowly sunk in the west, the crowd dwindled and several families enjoyed an evening meal at local restaurants and food trucks before heading home.

Everyone seemed to be having a great time and almost anyone you asked agreed that Gravette's Trick or Treat on Main was a big success, a perfect way to end October.

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Harl and Danielle Pike, of Hiwasse, greet visitors at Trick or Treat on Main Street. The Pikes and their daughter Heaven, reclining on the truck, set up hay bales and Snoopy characters in the pumpkin patch because they wanted to be a part of the community event.
Westside Eagle Observer/SUSAN HOLLAND Harl and Danielle Pike, of Hiwasse, greet visitors at Trick or Treat on Main Street. The Pikes and their daughter Heaven, reclining on the truck, set up hay bales and Snoopy characters in the pumpkin patch because they wanted to be a part of the community event.
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Bryan and Teresa Berry, dressed as the big bad wolf and Red Riding Hood, pause from their rounds at Trick or Treat on Main Street to pose with their granddaughter. The Berrys came from Tallapoosa, Ga., to visit and trick or treat with the little princess.
Westside Eagle Observer/SUSAN HOLLAND Bryan and Teresa Berry, dressed as the big bad wolf and Red Riding Hood, pause from their rounds at Trick or Treat on Main Street to pose with their granddaughter. The Berrys came from Tallapoosa, Ga., to visit and trick or treat with the little princess.
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Mike Carnahan, adjutant of John E. Tracy American Legion Post, poses for the camera as Bill Mattler, post commander, and Al Blair, treasurer, (in eagle costume), man the post booth. The Legionnaires' sign had a good message for the youngsters, "Don't do drugs or go to jail."
Westside Eagle Observer/SUSAN HOLLAND Mike Carnahan, adjutant of John E. Tracy American Legion Post, poses for the camera as Bill Mattler, post commander, and Al Blair, treasurer, (in eagle costume), man the post booth. The Legionnaires' sign had a good message for the youngsters, "Don't do drugs or go to jail."
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A young princess pushes the buttons on the giant ATM machine at Bank of Gravette as Debbie Strickland (left) works behind the scenes to make sure each child who visits the machine gets a piece of candy. Youngsters enjoy visiting the ATM as much as Mom and Dad do!
Westside Eagle Observer/SUSAN HOLLAND A young princess pushes the buttons on the giant ATM machine at Bank of Gravette as Debbie Strickland (left) works behind the scenes to make sure each child who visits the machine gets a piece of candy. Youngsters enjoy visiting the ATM as much as Mom and Dad do!
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Natanya Riddle, owner of the Gravette Gym, watches as youngsters spin the wheel at the gym's booth to determine what prizes they will receive. Some were given pieces of candy and others won larger prizes of toys and games.
Westside Eagle Observer/SUSAN HOLLAND Natanya Riddle, owner of the Gravette Gym, watches as youngsters spin the wheel at the gym's booth to determine what prizes they will receive. Some were given pieces of candy and others won larger prizes of toys and games.
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Sisters Kareena and Sanjana Sehgal pause for a friendly hug while handing out candy at Trick or Treat on Main Street. The Sehgal girls were representing the Lion Stop and the Station, businesses owned by their parents, Ricky and Erin Sehgal.
Westside Eagle Observer/SUSAN HOLLAND Sisters Kareena and Sanjana Sehgal pause for a friendly hug while handing out candy at Trick or Treat on Main Street. The Sehgal girls were representing the Lion Stop and the Station, businesses owned by their parents, Ricky and Erin Sehgal.
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Karen Benson, director of the Gravette Public Library, distributes candy dressed as Cruella Deville, a character from the book, "101 Dalmations." The table was decorated with books and miniature dalmations resembling those in the story.
Westside Eagle Observer/SUSAN HOLLAND Karen Benson, director of the Gravette Public Library, distributes candy dressed as Cruella Deville, a character from the book, "101 Dalmations." The table was decorated with books and miniature dalmations resembling those in the story.
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A giant inflatable doorway surrounds the front door at Gravette Nutrition at the corner of Main Street and Second Street S.E. Trick or treaters were invited to enter the doorway and come inside where owner Marisa Crain offered candy and other treats.
Westside Eagle Observer/SUSAN HOLLAND A giant inflatable doorway surrounds the front door at Gravette Nutrition at the corner of Main Street and Second Street S.E. Trick or treaters were invited to enter the doorway and come inside where owner Marisa Crain offered candy and other treats.
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Ladies from the Grand Savings Bank pose for a photo as they pause from handing out candy to trick or treaters. A giant spider left his web and joined them as they greeted youngsters at the east entrance to the bank.
Westside Eagle Observer/SUSAN HOLLAND Ladies from the Grand Savings Bank pose for a photo as they pause from handing out candy to trick or treaters. A giant spider left his web and joined them as they greeted youngsters at the east entrance to the bank.
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A friendly panda bear hands out candy at The Recreation Parlor. The Recreation Parlor, one of Gravette's newest businesses, hosted a costume contest Saturday evening after Trick or Treat on Main Street.
Westside Eagle Observer/SUSAN HOLLAND A friendly panda bear hands out candy at The Recreation Parlor. The Recreation Parlor, one of Gravette's newest businesses, hosted a costume contest Saturday evening after Trick or Treat on Main Street.
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Steven and Amy Woolsey, of Rogers, dressed as pirates, pose with their daughter Willow, dressed as a parrot. Willow's wagon was decorated to resemble a pirate ship and the family attracted several admiring glances as they enjoyed Trick or Treat on Main Street.
Westside Eagle Observer/SUSAN HOLLAND Steven and Amy Woolsey, of Rogers, dressed as pirates, pose with their daughter Willow, dressed as a parrot. Willow's wagon was decorated to resemble a pirate ship and the family attracted several admiring glances as they enjoyed Trick or Treat on Main Street.
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Everybody and his dog came out to participate in Gravette's Trick or Treat on Main Street Saturday evening. Several dogs came in costume, including Mia, this beautiful border collie belonging to Amber Jenkins of Gravette.
Westside Eagle Observer/SUSAN HOLLAND Everybody and his dog came out to participate in Gravette's Trick or Treat on Main Street Saturday evening. Several dogs came in costume, including Mia, this beautiful border collie belonging to Amber Jenkins of Gravette.
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Jeff Davis, secretary/treasurer of the Gravette Lions Club, operates the club's lion cutout, causing him to wave to trick or treaters passing by. Club members Sue Rice and Snooky Garrett were handing out candy, apples and oranges in the background.
Westside Eagle Observer/SUSAN HOLLAND Jeff Davis, secretary/treasurer of the Gravette Lions Club, operates the club's lion cutout, causing him to wave to trick or treaters passing by. Club members Sue Rice and Snooky Garrett were handing out candy, apples and oranges in the background.
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Carol Thompson, owner of 59 Diner, and her daughter-in-law Whitley Holland wear big smiles as they hand out candy at Trick or Treat on Main Street. The ladies were chuckling over the expression on the face of the young man at left who had just eaten a piece of sour candy they had given him.
Westside Eagle Observer/SUSAN HOLLAND Carol Thompson, owner of 59 Diner, and her daughter-in-law Whitley Holland wear big smiles as they hand out candy at Trick or Treat on Main Street. The ladies were chuckling over the expression on the face of the young man at left who had just eaten a piece of sour candy they had given him.
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Melinda Crawley, secretary, and Roy Perrine, president, of the Friends of the Gravette Public Library, offer candy to a young cowgirl at their booth. The friends also distributed tiny bags in which folks could save their pocket change to buy books for the library.
Westside Eagle Observer/SUSAN HOLLAND Melinda Crawley, secretary, and Roy Perrine, president, of the Friends of the Gravette Public Library, offer candy to a young cowgirl at their booth. The friends also distributed tiny bags in which folks could save their pocket change to buy books for the library.

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