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Ellsworth Public Library hosts its first-ever trick-or-treat event

Zachary and Rose Shafer investigate a pumpkin outside an Ellsworth business at the corner of Main and Chestnut streets on Halloween. David Clarey / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 4
Abby, Rosie, Garrison and Kaylah Crabtree show off their costumes in Ellsworth on Halloween. David Clarey / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 4
Denton Achenbach State Farm Insurance's scarecrow was voted best scarecrow through a social media contest in Ellsworth. David Clarey / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 4
Sherie Christopherson and her grandson Knox Nelson walk down the sidewalk near the end of Ellsworth's trick-or-treating event Oct. 31. David Clarey / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 4

On Halloween, the Ellsworth Public Library hosted its first community trick-or-treat event, featuring numerous local businesses offering candy throughout the afternoon.

The event opened the doors of 21 local businesses to costumed kids for trick-or-treating, and a scarecrow dress up contest for each business. It was family- and safety-focused, with traffic controllers at street crosswalks, allowing kids and their families to safely cross the street to other businesses.

Each local business put out a themed scarecrow in front of their store, to mark participating in the event. Denton Achenbach State Farm won the contest.