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Costumes aren’t just for kids: businesses get in on fun

Employees at the county attorney’s office dressed up Thursday for Halloween as “Duck Dynasty” characters. (Erin Trester/Daily Globe)

WORTHINGTON — Some Worthington businesses didn’t just leave the dressing up to the kids on Thursday, but took part in the Halloween fun as well.

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The front office personnel at the Worthington Police Department have dressed up as a group for the past 12 years. In previous years, the women have come costumed as lunch ladies, hippies and even the band Kiss. This year, the ladies chose another musical group, The Beatles.

“Since there are four of us, we always try and find things we can all wear as a group,” said Barb Hussong, receptionist at the Worthington Police Department.

Not to be out done by their neighbors, the personnel staff at the Nobles County Attorney’s Office dressed as the boys from the TV reality show “Duck Dynasty.”

Avera Worthington Medical Group showcased its decorated pumpkins for the third year. Each department decorates its own pumpkin and displays it for the pumpkin contest. The staff also had a “Wizard of Oz” theme this year, for which the staff dressed as different characters from the movie.

“We display the pumpkins a week before Halloween, and the patients actually vote for who wins,” said Noreen Javner, who works in the internal medicine department at Avera. Javner was dressed up as “Oz’s” Dorothy.

The staff at Purnet also took part in some Halloween fun. Purnet employees impersonated Snow White’s Seven Dwarves, a sugar mama, the literal “50 Shades of Grey” and even a hot dog. This is the second year the Purnet personnel have collectively dressed up for Halloween.

This year’s Halloween celebrations turned out to be spook-tacular for many of the local businesses and agencies.

Erin Trester
Erin Trester is the crime and city reporter for the Daily Globe. She's a native of Lewiston, MN, but moved to Buffalo, NY to attend college and obtained her bachelor's degree in Communications. She started at the Western New York Catholic Newspaper as a reporter in Buffalo, but in October 2013 she returned to her home state to start with the Daily Globe. Most of her spare time is taken up by her 13-year-old thoroughbred named Faith, but some of her other hobbies include reading, fishing and spending time with friends and family. 
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