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Monster Bash draws hundreds

Ben Knopik, 1, (left) and his sister Isabelle, 3, enjoy the Monster Bash parade Oct. 27 in Cottage Grove. They made the trip with their mother from southwest Minnesota. William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 2
Kids were on the prowl for candy at the Oct. 27 Monster Bash in Cottage Grove. William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 2

COTTAGE GROVE — East Point Douglas Road became the haunted highway during the Oct. 27 Monster Bash parade in Cottage Grove.

The annual Halloween celebration is sponsored by the city's Strawberry Fest Committee and brings out costumed spectators, the Park High School marching band and ghoulishly-decorated floats. Some two dozen organizations marched down the mile-and-a-half route from the District 833 Service Center to the District 833 Program Center under a spooky gray sky.

Photos by William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia

William Loeffler

William Loeffler is a playwright and journalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked 15 years writing features for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has also written travel stories based on his trips to all seven continents. He and his wife, Michelle, ran the Boston Marathon in 2009. 

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