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A Halloween bash: Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest celebrates with 10th annual parade

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Coen Geyen (from left), Cade Kromer, Everly Geyen and Kolton Ferlaak scramble for candy while eyeing upcoming units in the Monster Bash parade. Scott Wente / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 6
Strawberry Fest ambassadors were among a few community royalty organizations participating in the Monster Bash parade. Scott Wente / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 6
Kids dressed in Halloween costumes — and, for some, winter clothes — lined parts of East Point Douglas Road for the Monster Bash parade Saturday, Oct. 28. It was the Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest's 10th-annual Halloween parade. Scott Wente / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 6
Everly Geyen receives candy along the Monster Bash parade route Saturday, Oct. 28, in Cottage Grove. Scott Wente / RiverTown Multimedia5 / 6
A bundled-up Levi Zitek, 3, watches the start of the Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest Monster Bash parade with his mother, Raven Johns, on Saturday, Oct. 28, along East Point Douglas Road. Scott Wente / RiverTown Multimedia6 / 6

Cottage Grove got into the Halloween spirit with the 10th-annual Monster Bash parade Saturday, Oct. 28.

The Halloween parade, a fundraiser for Strawberry Fest, drew costumed kids and their bundled-up parents, who lined the route along East Point Douglas Road.

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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