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Fri., Oct. 25, 2013, 2:20 p.m.

Guv, first lady set 4th annual ‘Trick or Treat at the Capitol’

First Lady Lori Otter, left, dressed as a referee, and Gov. Butch Otter, right, dressed as a Boise State football player, host their second annual kids' trick-or-treat on the state Capitol steps on Monday, where they handed out candy and toothbrushes to trick-or-treaters. (courtesy)
First Lady Lori Otter, left, dressed as a referee, and Gov. Butch Otter, right, dressed as a Boise State football player, host their second annual kids' trick-or-treat on the state Capitol steps on Monday, where they handed out candy and toothbrushes to trick-or-treaters. (courtesy)

Gov. Butch Otter and First Lady Lori Otter plan to host their fourth annual "Trick or Treat at the Capitol" next Thursday, when the costumed governor and first lady hand out treats along with toothbrushes, floss and children's books to costumed kids who come to the Capitol steps; this year's event will run from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Pictured above are the governor and first lady's costumes from 2011, when she dressed as a referee, and he dressed as a BSU football player. Other past get-ups have included Lori Otter as Snow White and the governor as a cowboy in 2010; and both in academic caps and gowns festooned with the "Go On" slogan last year, to urge kids to go on to higher education after college. Click below for the details on this year's event.

This year, the two reportedly will be dressed as firefighters.

C.L. “Butch” Otter

GOVERNOR

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                        

October 25, 2013                                                                                                                         

 

GOVERNOR AND FIRST LADY TO HOST

“TRICK OR TREAT” AT THE CAPITOL

 

 

(BOISE) – Governor C. L. “Butch” Otter and First Lady Lori Otter invite Idaho’s youth and their families to a free “Trick or Treat” Halloween festivity on the front steps of the Idaho Statehouse on Thursday, October 31st from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 

The Governor and First Lady personally will hand out Halloween candy donated by the Walmart store on State Street.  They also will be giving out toothbrushes provided by the Idaho State Dental Association and dental floss provided by Blue Cross of Idaho.  The candy, toothbrushes and floss will be distributed as long as supplies last.

 

Throughout the event, the First Lady also will be handing out copies of “Otis" written by Loren Long.  These books were donated by the Pearson Foundation in conjunction with its JumpStart, Read for the Record program.  The educational and entertaining children’s book is designed to inform young people about the importance of friendship.

 

All Idahoans are welcome to join the Governor and First Lady as they support and have fun with Idaho children at this Halloween celebration.

 

The Idaho State Capitol is located at 700 W. Jefferson Street in downtown Boise.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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