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10/31/17news article

flashback to 1967 at Dayton Children's annual Halloween parade

theme celebrates hospital's 50th anniversary with retro style

In 1967, icons of childhood took center stage.  Playdoh hit store shelves, Jungle Book premiered on the big screen and Dayton Children's dedicated it's brand new hospital to the community and its children.

This Halloween, Dayton Children's celebrates it's 50th anniversary with a flashback to the groovy 60's and all that was hip. It's hard to tell the kids from the adults, as everyone dresses up for the holiday and parades through the hospital to visit with the patients who are not able to leave their rooms.

"A kid's most important job is being a kid," says Karen Muller, child life manager and organizer of the Halloween extravagana every year.  "While they may have to be at the hospital, it doesn't mean they can't enjoy every single moment of the holiday!"

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