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Heavy Turn Out for Downtown Candy Seekers

(La Porte, IN) - A record was possibly set for the number of trick or treaters in downtown La Porte over the weekend.


Charity Hlavsa, the owner of Hot Spot Café in the 600 block of Lincolnway, said she passed out more than 670 pieces of candy during the downtown trick or treating last year. She started with 1,000 pieces this year but had to run out and get more candy before the event was over. 


“It was a ton of fun,” Hlavsa said.

Hlavsa is president of the La Porte Small Business Coalition, which took over this year from the La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership.


“Everybody is loving it and having a good time. Families everywhere,” said Mayor Tom Dermody.

Hlavsa said the amount of candy she went through on Saturday was far above the amount given out at her business during the four years she’s been involved with the event.


“It’s always fun to see the kids. The dogs dressed up. Couples in matching costumes,” she said.

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