Sadie Mae loved that part of the event...she greeted each little child with happy yips and her 'circle of joy' that she does out of pure happiness, tangling me in her leash of course. Nothing like little kids and little dogs!
There were tiny bumble bees, dancing ballerinas, cowboys, even a slim girl wearing a long gorgeous devilish dress, red sparkles, stand-up collar...and glittering silver shoes. We were in Dick's truck, so my camera languished back home in my car. Darn.
We had glow collars for each child. What a good idea that was, and of course parents and friends guided them from car to car. No cars were allowed to enter the parking lot after it began. Oh, I forgot to mention two darling 3-year-old lambs, twin girls who loved the cakewalk indoors. That was possibly the favorite event, with cupcakes and other treats for the winners to select from.
When we first began this event, there were some who disagreed with holding it. We have it the Weds before Halloween so it doesn't interrupt other plans. But these are very young children, too young to go door-to-door, particularly in this day and age, even in this small town. It's a protected event in every way possible, and judging by attendance, it has become a delightful party.
Happy little children, laughing and dancing around. What a joy!