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Halloween events Friday in downtown Albion

This Halloween witch has been greeting customers at Albion Floral & Gift.Albion Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring special Halloween events for children this Thursday and Friday, Oct. 30-31.

A pumpkin decorating contest will be held next Thursday for children up to 12 years old. Contestants are asked to drop off their decorated pumpkins from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tier One Bank (for toddlers up to two years old), Albion Radio Shack (ages three to five), Boone County Bank (ages six to eight), and Albion Floral and Gifts (ages nine through 12). Prizes will be awarded Friday.

A costume contest will be held on Friday , Oct. 31, at 4 p.m. on the courthouse lawn in each age group. Costumes will be judged in the same age categories as the pumpkin decorating contest.

FBLA members will lead the Halloween Parade at 4 p.m. and downtown businesses will be handing out treats.