Mums and Mummies brings the community together

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Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle
Westgate Park was transformed into a place of mythical and magical creatures as dozens of canines, children and adults alike descended upon the westside destination for the annual Mums and Mummies event. The fall festival, which is a collaborative event from the Westgate Neighbors Association and Friends of Westgate Park, had craft tables, parades, haunted sack races and even a witch’s dance to celebrate the ghoulishly fun holiday.
Columbus may not be Detroit Rock City, but the Wilhelm family sure had a great time. Here, (clockwise from the top) Zach, Max, Tiffani and Julian celebrate as the westside residents take home first place in the Best Group Costume Contest.
Temporary witches Jennie Keplar (left) and Jenny Janey dance around a bubbling cauldron.
Halley Glockner, 8, tries to beat Christian Bestor, 5, during the haunted sack race.
Shawn Arms proudly shows off his Ninja Turtles costume.
Laura Cotton, one of the Witches of Westgate, conjured up some mums magic.
Huffy, a 10-year-old basset hound, transformed into Oscar the Grouch for the event.
Though Widget the Lab/unicorn mix may not have won the best costume, he still had a great time with his human/unicorn hybrid Arielle Selzer.

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