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Parks department had great turnout at Island Park

Elkhart City officials think they have found a new tradition for Halloween fans.

Posted on Oct. 31, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Oct. 31, 2013 at 4:47 p.m.

ELKHART — It looks like trick-or-treating at Elkhart's Island Park could become a new tradition after a great turnout Saturday.

The city worked with Cummins Onan and conducted a trick or treat event at Island Park on Saturday and were surprised with the turnout.

Officials had expected about 500 trick-or-treaters but ended up serving about 1,500, according to Karin Frey, parks superintendent.

“We were overwhelmed with the numbers,” Frey said.

Frey said the parks department plans to co-sponsor the event again with Cummins Onan.

“We were extremely pleased with the companies who were part of this first annual project and, hopefully, many more companies will join this effort,” she said.

 This undated booking photo provided by the Madera, Calif., County Jail shows Roel Soliz, 29. Soliz is one of five inmates who escaped from the jail in the Central Valley city of Madera, Calif., late Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The five were being held on various charges including attempted murder and armed robbery. It's unclear how the men, who are believed to be gang members, escaped from the jail. Authorities say all five men should be considered armed and dangerous. (AP Photo/Madera County Jail)

Updated at 4:45 a.m.
 A burned out bus is shown near one of several homes that burned in the recent King fire near Icehouse in El Dorado County on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee, Randall Benton)

Updated at 4:25 a.m.
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