Kids, costumes and candy … for a cause



Among the people to attended the Not-So-Spooky event were Scott LaDuke (a.k.a. Count Dracula), and his 10-monthold grandson, William, who was dressed as a sloth. Courtesy photo

Among the people to attended the Not-So-Spooky event were Scott LaDuke (a.k.a. Count Dracula), and his 10-month-old grandson, William, who was dressed as a sloth. Courtesy photo

GRAND BLANC — About 150 costumed youngsters and their families strolled through Physicians Park in Grand Blanc on Saturday for the “Not-So-Spooky” trick-or-treat event to raise money for a local woman who is battling cancer.

Alexis LaDuke organized the event that raised $500 for the Kelley Brewer Cancer Fund. Participants were asked to donate $3 at the gate.

“It was a great chance to meet some people who are new to the area, and we were really moved by everyone’s generosity,” she said.

One surprise of the night occurred when the owners of Grand Blanc Nutrition stopped by midway through the festivities, with a bundle of candy.

“That saved us from having to go out and buy more,” LaDuke said.

Grand Bland Nutrition already had donated funds to support the event and the cause, she said.

“Our family and friends had so much fun setting this up,” LaDuke said, adding that they’re considering doing it again in future years.