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Light the Night

Photo by Shari Harris
Family/Group: First place – The Grinch & Cindy Lou Who (Waylon & Addelyn Corkell); Second place – Filter and No Filter (Amanda and Jake Floyd); Third place – Little Bo Peep with her sheep (Kylie and Harper Ingram).

By Shari Harris, Publisher

Two blocks of Main Street in Licking on Saturday evening were filled with superheroes and monsters, dragons and dinosaurs, princesses and politicians, Winnie the Pooh and Eeyore. Col. Sanders, hoboes, clowns, ladybugs, bunnies, pirates and more roamed in search of candy and fun.

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Ages 0-4: First place – Donald and Melanie Trump (Bennex Cantrell and Sierra Nickels); Second place – Hobo/Work for Candy (Ryder Bailey); Third place – Flamingo (Collins Roark).

Licking’s annual Light the Night festival, sponsored by the City of Licking and local area churches and businesses, featured candy, hot dogs, hot drinks, games and a costume contest.

Photo by Shari Harris
Ages 5-8: First place – Bull Rider (Flynn Sullins); Second place – Highway Patrolman (Acelyn Sellars); Third place – Native American (Levi Trout).

Covid didn’t seem to put a damper on the festivities. This year’s nice weather invited many to attend who may have sat out the past two years due to rain and cold. The winners of this year’s costume contest won buckets of goodies and a claim to fame.

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Ages 9-12: First place – Yeti (Ryder Evans); Second place – Grandma in Rollers (Jaelynn Sullins); Third place – Spiderman (Riley Shearing).

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Ages 12 & up: First place – Joe Dirt (Jaxon Kuhn); Second place – Witch – Maybelle Gale; Third Place – Medusa (Brooke Creech).

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