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Fourth Friday Fair celebrates Halloween

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CARBONDALE, Ill-- Dozens of people showed up to the Town Square Pavilion to celebrate the final Fourth Friday Fair. Friday's theme was Dia De Los Muertos, known as The Day Of The Dead. The holiday is celebrated throughout Mexico, where people build alters to remember the deceased.

Officials with Carbondale Main Street say, they decided the fair was a great way to kick off the Halloween weekend the city has planned. 

The Executive Director of Carbondale Main Street, Meghan Cole, believes the activities will bring families together. Cole adds the city also beef-ed up security.

"We have a police presence and that's really important with all of these events," said Cole. 

Most Halloween activities we're discontinued in Carbondale after a riot broke out in downtown Carbondale in 2001, damaging businesses in the area and parts of the city. 

City officials hope this year, people can enjoy a more family-friendly Halloween weekend.

Several activities are planned throughout downtown Carbondale. Such as a 5K Race, Trick or Treat Candy Walk, live Concerts, and more. Activities run from 8:00 a.m. Saturday through midnight.  

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