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Estimated 3K take Springdale Halloween Trail [with gallery]

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City officials estimated more than 3,000 people participated in the Halloween Trick-or-Treat Trail at Springdale Saturday night.

The City of Andalusia hosted the trick-or-treat event for children ages 12. The event moved from the Court Square to Springdale this year to make the event more orderly.

“Overall, actual event itself, went well,” Department of Leisure Services program director Caitlin Shipman said. “For the kids, it was something different, and it was safe. It was more patrolled than the event on the square.

“Some things will probably change in the future, but I think we’ll probably keep the event here,” she said. “We had really good response from it.”

Participants lined up at the driveway near the Veterans Monument to enter the Springdale park. At one point, the line extended through the parking lot to East Three Notch, and to Dairy Queen, Andy Wiggins said.

Once in the park, the line went across the front lawn, around the magnolia tree, to the arbor and behind the garage.

“There was a constant stream, from 5:30 until 8,” Wiggins said. “There was a tremendous amount of people from out of town participated. But that’s good, because we were bringing people to Andalusia.”