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By Landon Ford

LANSING, Ill. (October 31, 2021) — All Hallow’s afternoon at Fox Pointe was inundated with hundreds of families of trick-or-treaters. The costumed kids’ hunger for sweets galore was satisfied by the willing volunteers who represented Lansing businesses and organizations.

Exceeding last year’s number significantly, Fox Pointe Director Tony Troncozo estimated between 1,500 and 2,000 people walked through the gates of Fox Pointe during Sunday’s two-hour window.

Seen at the Pointe were grim reapers, werewolves, and killer clowns, as well as Michael Myerses, Jason Vorheeses, and Ghostfaces. But for every ghoulish guest there were also Avengers, wicked witches, Disney princesses, the Red Queen’s Court, and the classic but lovable white sheet ghost.

While collecting and devouring their sweet rewards, guests enjoyed the entries in the scarecrow contest. Each scarecrow was made with care by local families or organizations. Dressed and lined up in an orderly fashion, the scarecrows consist of a play on words with foxes, a devilish Cruella, a freaky Frankenstein, a fancy pumpkin headed lad, and an uncanny bagged fellow — just to name a few. Which pole-stranded friend was considered the best looking by over 400 voters? The gruesome creation by Jack Hajduch, who took home $100 as a prize.

Those who were unable to join the fun Halloween handouts at Fox Pointe — or who choose to watch their pillow cases bulge even farther — travelled around Lansing during the Village-wide trick-or-treat from 4–7 p.m.

Photo gallery

This festive family pulled from all types of inspiration for their costumes. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
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From left, Lansing Journal intern Landon Ford, Lady Liberty, and Managing Editor Josh Bootsma pose behind a sea of 1,000 lollipops. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
A welcome break from the recent rain, Sunday afternoon was ideal for trick-or-treating. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
A pair of pumpkins finds their favorite flavor. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Lansing Mayor Patty Eidam dressed as a fox on Sunday to highlight Fox Pointe. She’s pictured above with her husband Bud. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
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This Hulk is ready to smash some candy. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
A pink duo visits First Church PCA. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Fox Pointe officials estimated between 1,500 and 2,000 people made their way through Fox Pointe on Sunday. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
This trick-or-treater dressed as a Waste Management employee and collected his candy haul in a garbage can. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
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Village Trustee Mike Fish gives away some candy. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Who you gonna call? This family! (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
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This squid game family includes an up-and-coming player 001. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
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Dressed as Maui from Moana, what can he say besides “you’re welcome”? (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
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This werewolf is ready to pounce on some candy. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Sonic and his human partner visit the Lansing Historical Society’s table. (Photo: Landon Ford)
Sporky took third place in the scarecrow contest. He was designed by Brittany Moore and family. (Photo: Landon Ford)
Cruella took second place and was designed by the Lansing Junior Woman’s Club. (Photo: Landon Ford)
Jack Hajduch put the “scare” in scarecrow with his first-place entry. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
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The line continued out the gate as 4:00pm approached. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Fox Pointe is located at 18138 Henry Street in Lansing.

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