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Haunted tours provide scary complement to trick-or-treat fun

The treats were out in abundance Saturday afternoon in downtown Emporia.

The tricks came after dark.

Participating Main Street businesses along much of Commercial Street welcomed youngsters and their parents for treats and goodies during the early afternoon. Many of the adults were in costume, making for a fun atmosphere according to Main Street Director Casey Woods.

From mid-evening to just before midnight, hundreds of people went on self-guided tours of several supposedly haunted buildings in downtown Emporia, including the Emporia Gazette, the Old Clinton Hotel at 332 Commercial, an old bowling alley at 419 Commercial, the former Newman Department Store at 511 Commercial and Bath Expressions by Burnap at 722 Commercial.

This was the third year for the trick-or-treating and the haunted tours.

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