After trick-or-treating at businesses throughout the Canyon Lake Towne Center on October 24, everyone gathered together in front of POA/City Hall for the Costume Contest. There were three categories in four age divisions. The judges were Pam Irwin of Pac West Financial, Delores Badilla of CR&R and Miss Canyon Lake Kymberli Conn.
As usual, judging the 0 to 5 year-old age division was especially challenging due to the large number of children and their imaginative costumes.
Winners of the Parade of Frights Costume Contest were:
Cutest: “Woody” from Toy Story
Scariest: Pretty zombie/dead girl
Most Original: Ninja turtle
Cutest: Neon one-eyed monster girl
Scariest: Space warrior boy
Most Original: Japanese Geisha girl
Scariest: Zombie girl
Most Original: “Smarty Pants”
Scariest: Spider guy
Most Original: Turkey rider
Other contests included a Guessing Jar filled with 475 candy corns and the Treasure Map drawing for prizes. Megan Pirkle, with her guess of 482, won the jar of candy. Nicole Kell was the Treasure Map grand prizer winner of the 53-inch teddy bear.
Other Treasure Map contest winners included Lauren Kauffman, Hailey Shan, Gaven Dalton, Hector Leeda Yasmine Chapel, Raegen Richard, Isabella Wesola, Amy Basset and Jason Irvin.