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Our Halloween tradition origins

Back in the day -

 

October 26, 2022

By Jessica Brady

Every year, we have a public Halloween festival – where kids parade through town in their outfits and go from shopfront to shopfront to get their candy loot. Sure, some families keep sweets at home in case anyone shows up in the evening, but trick-or-treating isn't really a custom here. Newcomers are baffled by this. A lot of old-time residents just accept it as one of La Conner's many quirks. Why do we have a public party instead of trick-or-treating? Only a few know the true origin story. Here it is: My grandfather and his friends got it banned, and they swore a sacred...



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