Lions and bears and ... hot dogs? Oh my!

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By Jonna Spelbring Priester

I now can say I've been through my first Trick or Treat with the Henry County Local.

And I can honestly say it was some of the most fun I've ever had on Halloween.

It was, for the most part, non-stop action, but a hoot nonetheless.

We saw plenty of lions, a few bears, but not many tigers. We saw lots of lady bugs, several Hannah Montannas, and more than a few zombies. We even had a couple of kangaroos hopping around our office. We only had one banana and a couple of doctors.

And, of course, we had one very cute hot dog. And Im not just saying that because her poppa works here. It was the first, and probably only, hot dog Halloween costume I've had the pleasure of seeing.

It was a fun, if not exhausting night, and comes close to being the most fun I've had on Halloween.

Perhaps the most fun I've had around Halloween was toward the end of my trick-or-treat days. My mother was a lab instructor at the University of Evansville, and the school's dorms decided to hold a Halloween party for the staff and student body. And the staff children were invited as well.


Ten floors with dozens of rooms a piece, and every one of them was handing out candy. Best candy haul EVER.

Its been awhile since I've been able to play dress up on Halloween and I swore I was going to bring Cookie, my moose of a dog, dolled up as an angel, complete with teeny wings - but it was great fun to see so many of the county's children come out on Halloween night.

Next year, I'll have Cookie on hand, complete with an angel costume.

Jonna Spelbring Priester can be reached at editor@hclocal.com.