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Halloween 2020: At least we have the Coloring Contest

Not all of Halloween is cancelled this year – it's time for spooky stories and colored pumpkins! 

Coloring Contest

Coloring contest

Find our pull-out coloring page in the Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 issues of the paper to color in and return by Oct. 19 – our newspaper offices are closed and the Cranberry Scoop, one of our contest's co-sponsors, is collecting completed drawings at 295 State Street Los Altos. If you need extra pages for multiple kids in the family, click on the photo at left to open a printable-pdf.

Spooky stories

We’re offering storytellers of all ages the opportunity to weave a Halloween-themed tale in under 400 words. We will award first-, second- and third-place honors to the authors. First-place authors will receive a prize. Subject matter is wide open. The story doesn’t have to be scary, nor should it be gory or in bad taste. Send stories by Oct. 21 to Editor Bruce Barton at 138 Main St., Los Altos 94022, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Artwork accompanying the story is optional.

We will run as many stories as possible in our Oct. 28 Halloween edition.

Get writing, spook-sayers!

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