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All Out of Candy

The Ava Square was busy with cars and trick or treaters at sunset on Halloween Night. Photo by Michael Boyink/Herald

by Michael Boyink/

Princesses, Superheros, Butterflies, Clowns and Cows Run Ava Merchants Out of Treats

The cooler weather wasn’t slowing the kids down. The sign in the darkened store on the square window told the story:

It was the same at Set Free Ministries. 

“We ran out of candy and have more on the way,” said Josh Browning. “We’ve also gone through like five gallons of hot chocolate.”

Each corner of the square was busy with crowds of people crossing  while traffic waited in both directions.

Trick or treaters and family members bundled up in heavy clothes crowded the doors at any store who chose to stay open for the event.

Peace and Serenity Day Spa,  on the south side of the square,  offered a new possible explanation for Douglas County’s nickname. 

The store also had a black-light room experience for visitors to walk through. 

Between other church trunk or treat events and the Lion’s Club costume contest and you don’t have to candy-coat it, Halloween in Ava was a howling success.

The black-light room experience hosted by Peace and Serenity Day Spa on the Square in Ava.
Photo by Michael Boyink/Herald

Is this a new explanation for Douglas County’s nickname?
Photo by Michael Boyink/Herald

Trick or treaters line up by Jean’s Healthway on the Ava Square on Halloween night, 2019.
Photo by Michael Boyink/Herald