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Local groups adapt to cold weather for Halloween

Organizations around Columbia are inviting people to Trick or Treat in a warmer setting. The Columbia Fire Department and the Christian Fellowship Church both held a Halloween event in an indoor setting to help keep kids from getting cold after Columbia's first snowfall on Thursday.

The American Academy of Pediatrics says children are more likely to develop a cold when they are exposed to temperature extremes than adults.

Becky Jo Roberts, the Communications Coordinator for the Christian Fellowship Church said, "Everything we're doing tonight, except for ordering a little food at HyChi is all inside where everyone can stay warm and have a good time together."

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the common cold is the number one reason that kids miss school.

Zach Boetto

Zach Boetto started working with ABC 17 News in June after graduating from California State University-Channel Islands with a degree in organizational communication. He reports weekday evenings and weekend mornings.

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