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Kids go all out for Halloween

Despite rainy conditions, local streets were alive with youngsters

November 1, 2013
By GARRETT NEESE - DMG writer ( , The Daily Mining Gazette

HANCOCK - According to historians, there was no overlap between dinosaurs and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

But they and many others roamed the streets of the Copper Country Thursday night in search of treats.

A group of children from Pelkie and Tapiola were making their way across homes in west Hancock. Ruebyn Mensah, 6, of Pelkie, was dressed as a cowboy, complementing Tapiola 6-year-old Cecilia Butler's cowgirl costume.

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Jeanne Peck hands candy to Angus Butler, 9, Cecilia Butler, 6, and Henry Butler, 3, of Tapiola (not visible), and Ruebyn Mensah, 6, of Pelkie at her house in Hancock Thursday. Children across the Copper Country went trick-or-treating on Halloween. Despite wet and rainy conditions it appears kids were out in force throughout the area for the annual tradition.

Mensah said he wanted to be a cowboy "because of the horses."

Butler said she enjoys the holidays "because we get treats."

"And the memories," added Angus Butler, 9, of Tapiola, dressed as a girl.

Another group included Emma Heinonen, 10, of Boston Location, who dressed up as a hockey player.

"I like hockey," she said.

Max Heinonen, 7, of Boston Location, said his favorite part of the holiday is "candy."

Wearing a witch costume, Jeanne Peck of Hancock was handing out candy to those children and others.

"I just love when the kids are all dressed up," she said. "I like handing out candy to them, and seeing their smiling faces."



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