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Cottage Grove gets ghoulish for Monster Bash Halloween parade

Jacob Mullan embraces the role of Tinkles the Clown, one of several creepy characters to walk in the Monster Bash parade for Zywiec's Haunting Experience in Cottage Grove. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)1 / 6
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Boy Scouts make their way down Monster Bash parade route on a rainy Halloween morning. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)3 / 6
The Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest ambassadors keep smiling and dancing in a steady rain during the Monster Bash parade Saturday along East Point Douglas Road. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)4 / 6
Claire Larson, 3, and her brother Jack, who's almost 2, get their fill of Halloween treats during the Monster Bash parade Saturday. They were there with parents Kevin and Dana Larson. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)5 / 6
It was a wet Monster Bash parade Saturday morning along East Point Douglas Road in Cottage Grove. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)6 / 6

Grisly characters shared the route with princesses and other friendlier costumes during Cottage Grove's Monster Bash parade Saturday morning.

The annual parade, which raises money for the Strawberry Fest celebration, coincided with Halloween day this year.

The parade went on despite a steady rain that left even little superheroes hiding beneath umbrellas.

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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