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PHOTO GALLERY: Halloween night celebrated in Columbia

Monday, October 31, 2011 | 11:39 p.m. CDT; updated 11:45 p.m. CDT, Monday, October 31, 2011
Forty-six pumpkins sit in Deb Sheals's yard on West Broadway on Halloween night. The pumpkins were carved by about fifty people the day before. Sheals has been hosting the pumpkin carving party the night before Halloween for the last 30 years.

COLUMBIA — Children enjoyed trick-or-treating while adults got into the Halloween spirit by decorating and continuing festive traditions.

A girl stands in front of a large inflatable ghost at the Hearnes Center during the Tiger Night Of Fun on Monday. The event, sponsored by Columbia's Activity and Recreation Center, offered Halloween games and activities for children.
From his vantage point on the balcony, Chuck Bay controls the haunted house set up in his front yard on the corner of Middlebush Drive and Richfield Road in Columbia on Monday. For fifteen years, Bay and his wife Christine have been creating the neighborhood attraction.
Red Power Ranger Aden O'Bannon, 4, races to the next house while trick-or-treating on Fairview Avenue on Monday. Halfway through the evening, O'Bannon had lost the belt buckle off his costume, but he had gained a full bucket of candy.
Reece McKernan, 7, jumps back as a 3-foot spider falls from a gazebo in Chuck and Christine Bay's front yard on Monday night. Each year, Chuck adds a new element to his Halloween decorations. This year it was the falling spider that he could trigger from a second story window.

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