MORRIS – The Eagles Hall in downtown Morris was packed Thursday with mice, minions, magicians and more.
People from throughout the county wore their most creative costumes to compete in the annual Morris Lions Club Costume Contest. The contest has been a Morris Halloween staple for more than 40 years, said Lori Linn, chairwoman for the contest.
Contestants were judged on creativity and originality. Everyone from infants to adults was allowed to participate in one of the seven age groups. Four winners were selected from each category and awarded a cash prize. All contestants were given candy.
Winners of the contest are listed below, all spellings are from the Morris Lions Club.
Grand prize – Teagan Wyke, Cabbage Patch doll
1st prize – Mallia Poett, mousetrap with cheese
2nd prize – Bristol Sjostrom, peacock
3rd prize – Owen Burla, Thomas the Tank Engine
Grand prize – Bennett Sandeno, Merida
1st prize – Shane Boyle, robot
2nd prize – Caden Medler & Adelyn Medler, Fred and Daphne of Scooby Doo
3rd prize – Morgan Stockman, clown
Grand prize – Rhoin Zopp, Bo Peep and her sheep
1st prize – Aiden Gillespie, Mario
2nd prize – Tanner Kempiak, princess
3rd prize – Payton Taylor, princess
Grand prize – Dani Britt, magician’s rabbit
1st prize – Lucas Poett, creeper from Minecraft
2nd prize – Abdrew Rickmon, chef
3rd prize – Nathan Etavard, Angry Birds pig