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Halloween activities abound at Backus festival

Mariah Alderson, of Pequot Lakes, has her mother, Alisha Alderson, give her a scar to go with her costume during the Cornfest Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 21, in Backus. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal 1 / 4
Lucas Buck, 2, of Backus, and Shaelyn Weller, 1, of Hubbard, play with candy corn bowling pins under the watchful eye of Jane Beavers, of Bertha. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal 2 / 4
Travis Grimler / Echo Journal Brianna Schmid reads Halloween bingo words at the Cornfest Harvest Festival Oct. 21.3 / 4
Jane Beavers, of Bertha, is about to make a ringer in the witches hat ring-toss game during the first Cornfest Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 21. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal 4 / 4

The Cornfest Harvest Festival at Foothills Christian Academy in Backus had no shortage of fall-themed activities for its first year.

Classic games like the "fishing pond" made an appearance alongside bingo and a chance for kids to color pictures of monsters. There was also a cookie decoration table, a pumpkin patch (where children could pick out pumpkins to bring home), candy corn bowling and a witch-themed ring-toss along with other games.

A veritable fall feast followed games with all the fixings of a harvest supper.

Proceeds from the event were dedicated to funding the Backus Cornfest event held in August.