Roseburg merchants prepare for Halloween night

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Local downtown merchants are having fun getting in the Halloween spirit, and it seems to be adding a little extra excitement to their normal work day.

In preparation for the Neewollah (Halloween backwards) parade in downtown Roseburg, many workers wear their costumes all day.

Tammy Maddux at Roseburg Book & Stationery says it's a fun way to prepare for the evening's festivities. "It's just fun to see the kids' reactions during our Halloween walk in the evening, and you might as well be this way all day," she said.

The employees at ADAPT all decided to wear different hats to celebrate Halloween.
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"Yeah, it makes work a lot of fun to dress up," said ADAPT staffer Kathy Sulffridge. "I've been enjoying it. Even had the boss man said he had to come back and he was told to come take a look."

Children are trick-or-treating at downtown businesses during the annual parade, which kicks off at 5:15 pm at the corner of Jackson and Douglas streets.