It was rainy, mild weather for beggar’s night and the Village of Galena’s Halloween Costume Contest. Everyone enjoyed donuts, cider, and all the creative costumes. Children received ribbons and commemorative coins. Judges chose winners in six categories.
In the 0-3 year-olds category, winners were Cowgirl Henley Fuller (second place); Postman Wes Hogg-Rose (first place); and Dinosaur Aubree Johnson (third place).
In the 4-5 year-olds category, winners were Poodle Skirt Girl Olivia Cumberledge (second place); Princess Starlynn Tucker (third place); and Mr. Locomotive Logan Bussa (first place).
In the 6-7 year-olds category, winners were Pirate Finn Fuller (third place); Mummy Girl Cambrie Eifert (first place); and Pirate Ella Doane (second place).
In the 8-11 year-olds category, winners were Destiny Osborne in a Hawaii snow globe (first place); Barbie Doll Hila Porter (second place); and Tory Lea Eifert with a raining cats and dogs theme (third place).
In the 12 year-olds and up category, winners were Egyptian Goddess Kiska Porter and Rachel Gayhart in the outhouse, who both received a first place; Mismatched Monster Sierra Teneyck (second place); and Rocket Man Garrett Osborne (third place).
In the Groups category, first place went to Super Heroes Joshua Hartzler, Michael Steinmetz and Kate Hartzler. Second place went to Fred and Chrissy Fuller, with daughter, Henley, who portrayed Home Fixer Uppers Chip and Joanna Gaines. Astronauts Carson and Conner Wolfe earned third place.
The event was made possible by Melinda Simmons, Mary Brooks, Dave Simmons, Mayor Thomas Hopper, Village staff and volunteers, and judges Bob and Julie Blackford, Pam Hamilton, and Dave and Melissa O’Neil. Galena’s Zoar Rebekkah Lodge members handed out candy, and Journey Fellowship offered a place to warm up and have a free dinner, listen to local Galena band The Coolers, make kids crafts and take pictures.
Submitted by the Village of Galena.