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PLATTSMOUTH – Downtown Plattsmouth last Friday was once again overrun by little ghosts and goblins and other characters during the annual Halloween Walk, sponsored by the Main Street Association.

It turned out to be as big a treat for the adults handing out candy as it was for the kids.

“This is my favorite holiday,” said Lucy Gierhan, owner of Perfect Touch Binding, as she was noticing all the appreciative smiles on the kids taking her candy. “This is what I love.”

“It’s a blast,” added Meranda Buechler, a loan processor at Plattsmouth State Bank. “I love seeing kids in their costumes.”

Buechler was in the holiday spirit, dressed up as a witch, while her husband was a long-haired wizard.

“I look forward to it every year,” she said.

As in the past, this year’s walk held attracted local kids by the hundreds. Some of the costumes were of the more traditional nature, while others were quite unique.

For example, there was Addison Hipsher wearing a formal dress with a message on it that said, “I’m sorry.”

When asked what it meant, she said, “I’m a formal apology.”

Ryan Gradoville was dressed up as a Big 10 Conference referee – with flags, he pointed out.

While the event celebrated Halloween, it wasn’t too early to think of winter and the Christmas holiday season. To that end, this year’s Snow Queen was named.

It’s Kirsten Wood, youth service librarian at the Plattsmouth Public Library, who will reign over this year’s Vintage Christmas on Main Street.

“I’m excited,” she said. “It’s a big honor.”

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