Wednesday, October 30, 2013

BRIDGEPORT TO GO ALL OUT FOR HALLOWEEN

AFTER MONTHS OF INDECISION, CITY LEADERS DECIDE TO MAKE HALLOWEEN THE GATEWAY TO THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

BRIDGEPORT, MN.


Milk chocolate hand guns, bullets and
hand grenades will be given out during
the parade.
Mayor Ben Dover got his way once again, convincing the city council to declare Halloween, a city holiday. All government offices will be closed and downtown streets will be closed to traffic in preparation for a huge parade.  There will be a costume contest, a pumpkin carving contest, and a beer chugging competition, for the adults and free candy guns and grenades for the kids. 


Mayor Dover at last year's parade with
the winners of the best float contest.
The festivities begin tomorrow at 7 A.M. with a beer breakfast at Grandpa's Tap in lower town.  Free raw eggs and beer to the first 100 patrons will be followed by registration for the kick boxing  tournament for beginners.  The mayor will give a short speech about his upcoming business trip to Cancun in hopes of landing a trade agreement with that city and then he will declare the rules and the route for this years parade.  As the parade judge from last year, he hopes to encourage more entries this year by offering a free turkey dinner to each float team. 
CHANNEL 1 NEWS talked to the Mayor about the importance of this Halloween celebration and how it would lead into Friday.  "We hope to draw a huge crowd into town for Halloween," Dover said.  "After the fun and excitement of a parade and all, we will kick off the Thanksgiving Day holiday season at midnight.  The grocery stores will all be open and they will be selling turkeys really cheap!  To top that off, the bars will stay open all night!  This will give the public a real head-start on Thanksgiving and the Bridgeport economy will get a much needed shot in the tush."

Senior editor and reporter Dave Taylor has been asked to be the Grand Marshall of the parade and is looking forward to riding in a parade float.  His report will be published this weekend. 



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