Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox paced down Main Street Oct. 27 during the pre-parade Gray Ghost 5K Run. Paul and Babe may not have been the fastest runners in the event, but certainly the most visible.
Some 7,000 spectators bundled up and beat the wind, eager to witness the annual Big Parade of Little People making its way down Main Street, Anoka, the afternoon of Oct. 26.
The annual Halloween trick-or-treat parade drew some 500 children to the Riverdale Crossing Shopping Center, Coon Rapids, Oct. 27.
About 155 senior citizens came out to the Mary Ann Young Senior Center in Blaine on Halloween for a combined Halloween and birthday party celebration.
There were 190 kids and their parents at Aquatore Park in Blaine Saturday evening for the flashlight pumpkin hunt and family dance.
Anoka Halloween held its annual Grand Day Parade on Saturday, attracting thousands of people to the city, lining the streets from West Main, through downtown as well as Fifth Avenue.
Hailee Gifford, Abby Walch and Grace Watson were crowned Anoka Royal Ambassadors during the Oct. 27 coronation ceremony. Shelby Wilcox was named Miss Congenialty.
Springbrook Nature Center was host to 3,300 visitors at its annual Pumpkin Night in the Park.