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Little Milligan celebrates Halloween with annual event

For decades now, the Little Milligan community has come together for some scary festive fun.

And this year was no different as people converged on the Little Milligan Elementary gym to celebrate the Halloween season Monday.

“We have done this since probably the 1960s, and it is just a tradition that has continued every year,” said Little Milligan teacher Christy Dickerson. “The entire community comes out. Parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles and children that aren’t even in school yet. It has been a big community supported event.”

The event includes a costume contest for every age level. Also, candy is on tap and handed out to the kids.

The highlight of the fun is a skit put on by Little Milligan teachers and staff, who dress up to entertain attendees. This year’s theme was the Wizard of Oz and Hocus Pocus.

“Each year, we do something different,” said Dickerson. “Last year, we did a skit about brushing your teeth. We had a dentist and a toothbrush. “Principal J.R. Campell thinks it up, and we just go with it,” Dickerson added with a laugh.

Dickerson, who was apart of this year’s skit, said it is fun and that the kids really enjoy it.

“The kids love it,” said Dickerson. “It is one thing that they look forward to every year. They enjoy dressing up. They enjoy the candy. It is also a good opportunity for their parents to come to the school and see the work they have done and meet the teachers.

“The event was yesterday, and the kids are already talking about next year,” added Dickerson.