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Wicker Park's Boo Palooza Has Been Canceled

Wicker Wire: A favorite neighborhood event that has driven thousands of people and plenty of pups to Wicker Park's park at 1425 N. Damen Avenue has been canceled for 2016 according to the Wicker Park Advisory Council. In the past, the Annual Halloween Spook-tacular has featured costume contests, games, parades of dogs (in costume of course), neighborhood community tables, pumpkin patches and plenty of spots to take Fall photos. 

According to local community members, the event was canceled in part due to a lack of volunteers to help with the event. In addition, additional expenses were incurred in 2016 for an increase in police presence at other neighborhood events happening earlier in the year. The funds earmarked for Boo Palooza were used to pay for that additional security and police presence.

Boo Palooza has been a popular and well-attended community event for a number of years. Hopefully, it will return to the park in October 2017.

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