Ilwaco is the place to be for Halloween around this area, partly because of the closely clustered neighborhoods with houses very willing to help fill kids' bags. Another very good reason is the annual Halloween surprise that Chris Jacobsen cooks up each year — usually something popping out at trick-or-treaters. Once again it did not disappoint, with jungle sound effects leading up to a giant homemade hippo head that leaped out with a growl from behind some foliage. Priceless.
My Halloweeners were "animated" this year
Disappointment that not everyone was home when trick-or-treating...
After trick-or-treating was done, time for some Great Pumpkin watchin'