Owner of Mama Bessie's Cleaners on Halloween

December 18, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CST
Margaret Hickem-Smith, owner of Mama Bessie's Cleaners, enjoys the Keep the Kids off the Street Halloween Party on Oct. 31. This was Hickem-Smith's last community event before closing her doors Monday. Hickem-Smith's business will no longer be the hub for neighborhood activities, but she still plans to host community events in Douglass Park.

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