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Days Gone By: Halloween 1963

From left, Andy Nelson, Charles Dawson, Terry Landaal, Jill TeWinkel and John Soderland at the city-wide Halloween party. (River Falls Journal file photos)1 / 3
From left, Andy Nelson, Charles Dawson, Terry Landaal, Jill TeWinkel and John Soderland at the city-wide Halloween party. (River Falls Journal file photos)2 / 3
Susan VanBeek, Janet Larson, Mark Larson, Judy Karras and Jill TeWinkel enjoy the annual Halloween party.3 / 3

In 1963 River Falls held a city-wide Halloween party, complete with a  costume parade in the parking lot beside the new senior high school building (in 2013 Meyer Middle School building) on Ninth Street, followed by a movie and refreshments at Greenwood School.

Dick Cashman, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce’s recreation committee announced a bus would travel the city picking up children and dropping them off following the party. Mr. and Mrs. Keith Barry were in charge of parade activities. A party at the junior high for sixth-, seventh- and eighth- and ninth-graders featured bingo, a record hop and refreshments, ending at 9:30 p.m.

High school and college students were treated with a dance at the high school gym starting at 8 p.m. with music by Dvid Zerahn and his Orchestra. Dance was over at 11 p.m. with refreshments served throughout.

Your photos and memories are welcome for Days Gone By. Contact Pat Hunter, phunter@rivertowns.net, or call 715-425-1561.

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