Sheriff's Office gets back in Halloween spirit

Volunteers will once again give treats to kids at the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

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DAYTON - A Halloween tradition that went dormant over 10 years ago will be revived Monday, when volunteers with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office hand out treats to children who visit the office's main lobby between 6:30-8:30 p.m.

On Halloweens past, the Dayton Police Department and the Sheriff's Office would offer goodies to the children, according to Columbia County Communications Center Supervisor Tim Quigg. Treats included candy purchased at Freddie's Food Market (where the Country Cupboard is now located) and apples donated by longtime Columbia County Commissioner Vernon Marll.

Tim Quigg's wife Liz instigated the revival of the give-away.

"I remember we would always hand out candy on Halloween. I thought it would be fun to do it again," she said in a press release from the Sheriff's Office.

Besides candy, trick or treaters will receive 911 educational materials, including coloring books and stickers.

The lobby is on the north side of the Courthouse and can be accessed from doors on the east and west sides of the building.

Carrie Chicken can be reached at carriechicken@wwub.com or 522-5289.

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