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Trick-or-treat at Good Samaritan in Howard Lake

Oct. 12, 2009

By Starrla Cray
Staff Writer

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Both young and old are in for a treat this Halloween at the Good Samaritan Society long-term care center in Howard Lake.

Residents will pass out candy to trick-or-treaters Saturday, Oct. 31 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

“We’re inviting the community to come in, because our residents love seeing the kids,” said Amanda Kortekaas of Good Samaritan Society.

Children and parents are encouraged to come through the front door, where residents will be waiting in the dayroom.

“If it’s cold, it’s a nice place to warm up and get some refreshments,” she said, adding that there are also bathrooms available for use.

Good Samaritan residents will decorate sugar cookies to give out to parents, as well.

“We’re giving out cookies as a way to thank people and encourage them to come,” Kortekaas said.

A Good Samaritan staff person will be assisting with the event, and there will be 20 to 25 residents handing out candy.

“All the residents who would like to pass out candy can,” Kortekaas said.

Many of the people living at Good Samaritan look forward to Halloween, and they enjoy seeing children in costume, she said.

“They love Halloween,” Kortekaas said. “They get really into it.”

Several residents and staff members also dress up for Halloween, wearing wigs, hats, and makeup that the staff provides.

For more information about the event or about Good Samaritan Society in Howard Lake, call (320) 543-3800 or go to www.good-sam.com.


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