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On Oct. 20, 2017, Cañon Lodge Care Center in Cañon City, Colorado, held a Fall Festival for the community.


More than 75 children, along with their families, participated in the fun. The facility had crafts, trick-or-treating and games, such as a bean bag toss through a giant carved wooden pumpkin, a football toss, a pumpkin ring toss, balloon pop, duck pond and spin-the-wheel. Kids also enjoyed coloring pictures and using sidewalk chalk to create drawings.


The facility held a costume contest with awards. A child dressed as a deer won Cutest Costume, while the Scariest Costume went to Jack the Pumpkin King and Most Original was awarded to a stick bug with a giant headpiece.


For even more Halloween-style fun, children could search for golden pumpkins on the lawn. Kids who found them received gift baskets with prizes and candy.     


Of course, Cañon Lodge Care Center residents got involved too. They handed out candy to the children and helped give prizes at the games.


“I really enjoyed the kids,” said one resident. “They had some good costumes too.”


At the end of the day, the children not only got to take home bags of candy but also a medium-size pie pumpkin.