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Halloween Trick or Treat TimesSubmitted: 10/30/2013
WISCONSIN - Crandon
October 31 from 4-6 p.m.

Elcho
October 31st from 3:00pm-6:30pm

Eagle River
October 31
(No time available)

Lac du Flambeau
October 31 from 3:30-6:30

Laona
October 31 from 4-6 p.m.

Marshfield
October 31 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Merrill
October 31 from 5-8 p.m.

Minocqua
October 31 from 4-7 p.m.

Park Falls
October 31 from 4 p.m to 6:30p.m.

Phillips
October 31 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Rhinelander
Thursday, October 31 from 4-7 p.m.

Rib Mountain
October 31 from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

St. Germain
October 31 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Wabeno
October 31 from 4-6 p.m.

Wausau
October 31 from 4pm - 7pm


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