by Dennis Dalman
The “Monster Dash” event for children Oct. 24 on the grounds of the Sartell Community Center was a smash hit for more than 500 little ghouls and goblins.
At the Oct. 26 Sartell City Council meeting, council member Tim Elness gave a shout-out to the event.
“It was a good, positive Halloween event,” he said.
Sponsored by the Sartell Chamber of Commerce, the event, said Elness, featured 22 local vendors, such as businesses and civic organizations, giving candy to eager children.
A particular popular attraction for kids was Sartell Public Works Department’s “Candy Chute” that dispensed little bursts of candy.
Sartell Mayor Ryan Fitzthum, who also attended the event, said that everybody had “a great time.”
The “Monster Dash” was a way to treat children to a special Halloween event, a safe version of “trick-or-treating,” while keeping everyone safe during the virus pandemic.