Sitka student Lily Hood makes her way downtown Wednesday evening (10-31-12) with fellow “Thing” Angelina Doggett and doll Addie Poulson during the Chamber of Commerce Trick-or-Treat event. The two-hour candy giveaway has become a Sitka institution. Hundreds of monsters, princesses, and spidermen freely roamed two blocks of Lincoln St. with their parents. But readers of Dr. Seuss know that of all of these creatures Things 1, 2, and 3 are by far the scariest!
A Thing or 2 (or 3!) about Halloween
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