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    Halloween in Loudoun

    photoTimes-Mirror Staff Photo/Beverly Denny Hasan Farman, 12, of Sterling, points the way to his group’s next trick-or-treating destination at the Dulles Town Center for “Malloween.” His twin brother Husan wore a white mask, and his cousins Tiba, 5, dressed up as a ladybug, and Fatima, 8, was a black fairy. The family immigrated from Iraq four years ago. The girls’ mother says there is a holiday similar to Halloween in Iraq and they have been participating in Halloween since coming here.

    Hundreds of costumed trick-or-treaters came to the Dulles Town Center on Halloween for their “Malloween” event.

    Director of marketing Dan Cook says the 13th year of Halloween events at the mall “was definitely our busiest year ever,” in part because the Leesburg Halloween Parade was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy. The mall distributed $5 thousand worth of candy to more than 130 stores to give out to trick-or-treaters. They refilled the stores’ supplies at 7:15 p.m. with additional candy; some stores bought extra candy for the kids too. Cook says Malloween is always the busiest event the mall hosts.

    photo Times-Mirror Staff Photo/Beverly Denny Fabiola Reyes, 4, of Sterling, dressed as princess Belle, looks up at a Candy World employee giving out candy to the hundreds of Halloween trick-or-treaters during the Dulles Town Center’s “Malloween” event. She holds hands with her mother Maria Cruz.
    photoTimes-Mirror Staff Photo/Beverly Denny A crowd gathers to listen to special musical guest Rocknoceros perform during the Dulles Town Center’s “Malloween.”
    photoTimes-Mirror Staff Photo/Beverly Denny Ayan Chohan, 5, of Ashburn, takes in the scene at the Dulles Town Center where hundreds of trick-or-treaters collected candy for their “Malloween” event celebrating Halloween.

    The Lovettsville Community Center held their annual Trunk-or-Treat event in the parking lot on Halloween and Old Town Purcellville had a Halloween Block Party the Saturday before.

    photoTimes-Mirror Photo/Jonathan Taylor Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan gives high fives and handshakes to the crowd of contestants. Teresa was a guest judge for the costume contest during Purcellville’s Halloween Block Party Oct. 27.
    photoTimes-Mirror Photo/Jonathan Taylor Alex, 8, and Brooke Stetz, 5, of Purcellville, were proud finalists in the costume contest during Purcellville’s Halloween Block Party Oct. 27.
    photoTimes-Mirror Photo/Jonathan Taylor Corrine Church, 5, of Aldie gets her face painted during Purcellville’s Halloween Block Party Oct. 27.
    photoTimes-Mirror Photo/Jonathan Taylor Ryder Hamilton, 4, of Berryville, paints a pumpkin, one of the many children-oriented crafts available along 21st St. during Purcellville's Halloween Block Party Oct. 27.
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