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Gallery: NOTL fire halls celebrate Halloween


Two of Niagara-on-the-Lake's fire halls opened their doors last Thursday night for their annual Halloween celebrations.

Both St. Davids District 2 fire station and Queenston District 4 fire station held parties with costume contests and prizes.

Firefighters from the Glendale fire station 5 also celebrated Halloween by handing out candies in Niagara on the Green.

The Queenston Volunteer Firefighter Association started the night with a fire truck going around the block, which is a tradition to let children know it’s time to stop trick-or-treating and come to the party, said Virgil resident Erin Mitchell.

Mitchell, who used to live in Queenston and was at the event with her two sons, Morgan and Spencer, said they attend every year.

“They do a great job at the fire hall with a party,” she said.

Assistant district chief Dave Jones recalled coming to Queenston’s Halloween parties when he was a child.

“All kids have smiles on their faces and it’s one of the community events where we give back to community for supporting us, like for spaghetti dinner,” Jones told The Lake Report.

Festivities were in full swing at the St. Davids fire hall, too.

Firefighter Steve Ray said holding a Halloween party was an opportunity to give back to the community, let people meet the firefighters and see what the firefighters do.

St. Davids resident Teresa Coles said she likes seeing different costumes and meeting up with people at the party, while Corey Cater said the St. Davids fire hall “always puts out the best Halloween party for the kids.”

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