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Safe Treats candy-fest in Old Colorado City on Halloween afternoon

A giant T-rex pushing a baby stroller was sighted by the horse alley in Colorado Avenue's 2500 block at the 2016 Safe Treats.
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Oct. 22, 2017
       Old Colorado City merchants will continue their long-time tradition Tuesday, Oct. 31 of giving out candy to costumed kids on the afternoon of Halloween.
       Although “everybody is welcome,” the event is primarily a “thank you to the Westside community for being supportive of Old Colorado City over the years,” said Old Colorado City accountant Lori Kasten, who coordinates the event logistics and side activities with the help of business sponsors and volunteers.
       The time frame is 2 to 4:30 p.m.
       The earmarked treat-or-treating zone will be Colorado Avenue between 24th and 27th streets. The majority of stores usually stay open, plus volunteers will be at strategic places on the avenue giving out candy, Kasten said.
       Various games, activities and vendors will be set up through the afternoon in the Old Town Plaza at Colorado and 25th Street.
       A new Safe Treats feature this year will tie into the “painted rocks” fad. “We'll have six to eight painted rocks stashed around,” Kasten said. “They will all have a note and whoever finds one can bring it to the table [in the plaza] for a prize.”
       This is Kasten's 24th year of coordinating Safe Treats.

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