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The Spooktacular Halloween at the Rood Center in Nevada City was a success. Hordes of dinosaurs, princesses, ghosts, fairytale characters wandered around the local government center to collect toys, candy and participate in the scavenger hunt.

County departments picked their theme and decorated their offices and made sure every trick-or-treater got their candy or toys. No taxpayer dollars were spent, staffers decorated in their off time and bought all the treats on their own dime.

The hallways were filled kids eager to shout “Trick Or Treat!” or just look up at the costumed staffers while holding up their collection bags.

The journey wasn’t over, families hopped on Nevada County Connects free shuttle to downtown Nevada City where more treats await. Happy Halloween!