South Sliders

My goal is to have everything in one place in case of the Facebook apocalypse. Now this is a little tricky but I am doing the first couple of South Sliders to draw your attention to my page.  Anything that goes in a slider is also in an album with over 16,000 photos. Here:

Then I do a 180 round house kick and use the Flickr albums as embedded slideshow panels because I can’t afford the web space on Word Press. Some of the Flickr viewers have between 500 to 16,000 photos in them.  That overheats the internet and if you are in an album that should have more photos in it, click around on the viewer and it will take you right to flickr to finish off!

That’s easy for you to say! It took me ten years to find the slideshow button! So We can use two styles. One way you can go through our photos one by one manually. Or I can do an occasional slide show with it.


South Sliders is a little tricky and takes some finesse on the phone especially.  I was finally able to get my web page to load on just a telephone connection.  I couldn’t break into  Wal-Mart’s wi fi so I used my phone’s connection.  When you see South Sliders a couple of Slide Shows will move the photos every five seconds or you can push one of those dots to get to another photo.  The FlickR slider is touchy on the phone.  I found if I barely touch on the far-right side in the middle, the arrows come up and I can surf each slider with my thumbs.  If I bump it too hard it takes me to Flickr.

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You can pause the Doobie Brothers or let them loop on. I have more tunes at the bottom of the page. You can also click the > or < to make the slides move faster!

Hover your mouse over the albums below and click away. I rely heavily on the < and > keys. I often hold one > down to watch my life flash before me.

The above slider is a tour of Shari Shue Sidebottom’s Older Sister’s gas pump collection.

Coming up or Scrolling down will be four

Bill Scott Albums

Bill Scott is playing all the instruments in these selections he gave me years ago.

Bill Scott Audio!
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Bill Scott audio!
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Bill Scott Audio. Bill plays many different instruments!
Bill Scott Audio!
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Bill Scott Audio Originals!

Broke Ass Garage! Mike Yost

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Catawba College By Shane Maybe 1977

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Catawba College Sayakini 1978

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Catawba College Annual 1979

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Collages By Shane

Chris Harrington and Karen get Married

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Christmas Lights by Little

Dr. Christopher Campbell

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Kahunas Too Much Toni Jackie Overcash

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King’s Forest

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Lakeview Family Restaurant

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Long Farm Family Soaps

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Nelson Royal’s

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Peggy Hoke’s Mother’s Funeral

Shane’s Flying Disc Show.

If you don’t see 4,000 photos in the slider. Open the slider to the flickr page by clicking around on it. It can take you to the single shot the album or (somewhere I forgot).

Ricky and Randy Smith

I will have many different albums for

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Ricky and Randy taught a young man to fly for his ceremony in front of other black belts and

Jerry Piddington!

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South 1971 Red Devil

South Father’s Day

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South China Grove 1969895
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South Red Devil 1970

South 1972 The Devil’s Tale

South 1972 The Devils

South 1973 Turning 60

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South 1974 Southerner

South by Joyce Jordan Richards

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South 1975 40 Year Reunion

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South 1975 40 Year Class Reunion By Sammy

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South 1975 Southscript

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South China Grove Junior High 1969

From Joyce Jordan

South Judy Castor Deal

Judy and William Deal go all out in everything they do!

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South Judy Castor Deal

I haven’t even done a “spread” on Judy’s quilts yet!

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South Mother’s Day

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Neal and Jerrod

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I need to find a new home for Neal and Jerrod’s video. I violated a policy on Vimeo and got in trouble.

If you can find the down arrow on flickr you can also download the entire photo album in full resolution, in a zip file!

I like to hold the > key down and scroll through the stills as fast as my computer’s memory will let me.

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South Rip 1975

My 1975 RIP album is not complete. We have been known to put all the way alive people in here. Just ask Frank White or Ricky Morris. Since I have combined 1973 to 1977 my information is piece mealed. I’d rather be honest about it because what I don’t know will totally amaze you!

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South Shane’s Tennis, Acting and Frisbee Scrapbook

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I don’t know how Bill Baldwin and his wife got in there but I’m going to leave it that way.

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South Rowan Class of 1975 and Misc. Friends

If this album loads it should play over 16,000 photos. If it doesn’t you have to go to FlickR to see them. The slider has about three different FlickR links built in it. Hover your mouse to find the link that works for you.

This Particular album is a bear! The slider view here only shows 6 pages of 162. The beauty is, you can go to flickr by clicking on the links around the frame.

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South Rowan 1975 Last Wills and Testaments

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South Rowan 1975 Mystery Box

This includes lost cheerleading shots, Junior and varsity teams in color. This also includes color shots of South Pacific and a pep band shot.

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South Rowan 1975 Senior Portraits

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South Rowan Basketball 1975 era

Percy Caldwell on the line with a tie score. Double overtime and a technical foul called on the other team! Percy is called to the line. Percy shoots! It’s Up! IT’S GOOD! The whole crowd goes wild!

South Rowan by Gina Safrit

South Rowan Class of 1976 35 Re-Union Shot by Patty Wilson Reynolds

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South Rowan Class of 1976 40 Year Re-Union

By Shane

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South Rowan Vs Davie 1973

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South Rowan Shari Shue’s Birthday 20160529

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South Southerner 1973

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South 1974 Southerner

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South 1975 Senior Southerner

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South Stephen Harris Civil War Professional

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The 1970 Jacket

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South The 1971 Jacket

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South The Jacket 1972

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These are a few extra promo shots saved from the display case from a friend.

South South Pacific

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South The Mags

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South Tony Cooper Shepherd’s Album

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South Tina Shoemaker

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South Tug Boxers

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Stag & Doe

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The Sugar Fairy Sweet Shop

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Trina Freeze Webster

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Video of Trina Shooting Pool

Zebra Farm

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Best of Bill Scott #18

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Audio above by our own Bill Scott!

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We are April’s Fools!

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Audio from Bill Scott to get you through the slider!
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This is a Sound Track from Bill Scott

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Ben Bolick Sidekick Dojo

This will be the first of several articles  about

Not only are The Smith brothers pioneers in their sport, they are also actors and life savers. They have been lifeguards most of their lives watching after their peers since they were 10 years old.  That requires a lot of responsibility. The best thing I can say about The Smith brothers is that they are also teachers!  They share their art with others. They have put in countless hours with their sport and created a life for themselves that only some of us can dream of. 

I heard it said to me once that only %2 of the world is self-motivated enough to run their own businesses.  Then the rest of us need cattle prods.  The Smith brothers are also known as Sidekick Karate or The Gold Dust Twins.

When they were just out of High School they created a sport that made people like Chuck Norris, Bill Wallace and Joe Lewis famous.

When Chuck Norris needed advice, he went to Ricky and Randy’s mentor, Jerry Piddington.

Jerry has been on the cover of many martial arts magazines and is also an actor.  He travels the world sharing his talents.

I was given an opportunity to photograph a Black Belt and Brown Belt promotion ceremony that many of Ricky Randy and Jerry’s black belts attended.

I was especially amazed at one young brown belt that convinced me he could fly.  He could fly because he had motivation from the best martial artists on the planet!  His Father Shawn Bolick is also a student.  But Ben Bollick is Batman!

The Venardos Circus

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My wife and I made plans for one year to make sure we could take a vacation planned around The Venardos Circus in Asheville, NC. We planned to stay for ten days!  The first day of prep two days before take-off, our slide out on our RV broke.  This was our third of three slide outs to break in some manor to hinder our plans.  Fortunately, I found the Mobile RV Doctor  Gary Casto. $611.00 later and an entire day of wrenching we were ready and determined to catch the sold-out show. A dealer would have ruined the trip and charged me twice as much. Dr Casto did some Circus type move and found his tools blindly and actually put on difficult threads blind! I’ve been through some wanna be RV techs through the triad and i have found my Dr. Call Gary ‭+1 (336) 692-5984 if you are in a bind. We thought we might catch a hotel.  But booking a Hotel in Asheville during leaf blowing season is a $300.00 per night adventure for a room. I was thinking the entire time having flashbacks of 30 years on the road as an entertainer, thinking, imagine my problem times 20 other entertainers!  These entertainers had deadlines to meet and have to make the show come hell or broken slide outs!  On our way, we blocked traffic for a while as Asheville makes these skinny turns to the interstate too small for trucks or large RV’s.  I narrowly missed a median sign and but for the kindness of a stranger might still be there trying to avoid scratches on my fifth wheel.

In my thirty years on the road as a professional Frisbee Flying Disc player I ran into the best and worst acts on the road in many different venues.  I learned first-hand how hard it is to market and sell an act.   I had learned the hard way from town to town and had an understanding at the marvel I was about to witness.

I pulled into the Venardos Circus on the last leg of their US tour in the middle of their two-week showing in Asheville. I was awed by the neatness, cleanliness and visual appeal of the set up.  They kept their lot squeaky clean. I was amazed by the signage, the generators, the vendor trucks and the way the entertainers all had many different hats to wear.

Every single entertainer was seasoned often many generations of life-long Circus and stage performers.  This was a rare treat for any town.  Every single entertainer came from larger shows that swap talent.  They swab the decks and wash the floors.  The owner of the Circus takes the garbage out at the end of each show.  Behind the glitz and glamour of being famous in their own specialty arts, they each swabbed the stage, set up the tents, sold the concessions, worked the ticket booths and worked this show 24/7!  You could tell it.  Each act could carry an audience on their own for hours at a time.  However, Venardos produced a show that was nothing short of a Broadway or Vegas show with incredible timing and professionalism! There is no wonder that he is booked for FORTY-FIVE MORE dates all over the United States for the 2020 season. They had to easily work 16 hour days full blast all day!

His hospitality was amazing.  He extended an invitation for me to live with his team for the rest of his duration in Asheville.   I had to think of the love I have for my wife and had to leave because of her schedule.  I did not want to leave!

I understand Kevin is looking for a good sound and light person!  His last stop is at my favorite town in St Augustine, Florida to kick off his 45 town 2020 season!  He will be performing on the same stage as many of the most popular musicians of all times have performed at The St Augustine Ampitheatre! When I lived in St Augustine, I could barely feed myself and my favorite ex-girlfriend!  Kevin has twenty teams to feed and their families! 

Circus families are the greatest entertainers and athletes of our time.  You have to see it to believe it!

I am currently in the Dog House with Vimeo Video. I posted some news rips and that violated their upload policy. So I am rebuilding my site. I’m leaving up my titles so I can mark what videos I need to find a new home for!

Photography by:

There will be more  photos on FlickR. Hold your finger down on the > forward button and watch the Circus speed by!

This link below is hyper-linked to FlickR. It used to play within WordPress. Something is broken. So be sure to come back. Just click on the photo and it leads to more Venardos photos.

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Let’s see how long it takes the audio Police to get me. I’ll try an upload on Youtube and Vimeo.

Youtube is only going to violate me in a few countries. And I can’t monetize this video. No Problem! Let’s Hit the Road Jack!

I’m proud I finally found the video exposure correction button in Final Cut!

Bubba Blackwell Motorcycle Stuntman

You can tell a class act when you meet one!  In this case I met two!  Bubba Blackwell and his partner Ron worked their asses off in 100 degree plus weather for two shows at Smokin’ Harley Davidson in Winston-Salem, NC 20190713!  He treated me to a first-class spot and made me feel at home right away!  I’ll have some video ready before long!  I’d love to see his big truck jumping ramp set up but there just wasn’t room where we were.  I got a kick out of  his five-biker chick jump!  One biker chick was strapped with a nine or a 40 so if he missed she could come up shooting!

Thank You Bubba!

Thank You Ron!

The Famous Five Biker Babe jump will be reloaded via youtube. Stay tuned up!

Full Resolution photos on Flickr.  Use the Flickr photos.  Facebook steps on a 25mb Flickr photo and smashes it to 78kb.  There should be a download option on

Mash on the ▶️ forward button to see those photos come to life!

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Bubba’s Youtube

A special thanks to:

 Full Throttle Magazine for making time to send me the uncut version of this photo!

Update 20210419.

From Bubba Blackwell. “My last jump October 24, 2020, Hellfighters USA Laurel Mississippi.
I returned my XR750 to my longtime Jump Bike sponsor George Schott in Auburn ME 1200 miles away so I will not be tempted to change my mind.
Thanks to Harley-Davidson, Dunlop, Bell helmets, and tons of
H-D dealerships around the U.S.
But mostly “The Fans” that rooted me on and prayed for me when things didn’t work out right…
42 broken bones is more than enough and I’m excited about buying my new semi truck and making my new company successful!!!!
We will be at many races and events so we hope to continue to see everyone.
Time to move on”

Bubba Blacwell Quote.

“Found this in Ron’s photos…When I jumped the 15 buses in Las Vegas, we didn’t have much time for practice, so we built a table for the existing ramp, and lifted it high enough to clear the bus. Was 13’6” and we just built a new approach and I just eyeballed it… it worked. Left the ramp at 87mph and landed at an unexaggerated 157’ later making it the longest XR750 jump12/18/99”

Diane Hoffman Presents Havoc

Well!  Hell Yeah!

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After Hours Tavern

1614 N. Main St.

High Point, NC 27262

First you have to pick up a guitar or a set of drum sticks then learn how to play.  Then you have to find a dedicated singer or fake it yourself.  Now ,You can stay in your Mom’s basement for 40 years but eventually you are going to have to sell an act.  Most of us can’t even make plans with a Hot Date where we are going to go for the night.  Try Organizing just one show for a band.  You make sure the band and all the band’s guests are taken care of.  Then comes the media.  You want to give the photographers and videographers as much latitude as possible unless they are socially unacceptable.

The first thing you know are the bands fan club is going to come and hold their I phones in the face of the band blocking your pro shot.  It is a new thing.  Watch where the pro photographer is setting up then run in front of him with your Iphones.  But this fan club isn’t getting a shot.  They are moving their Iphones and shaking them with the beat of the music.

No band or photographer or videographer is worth a damn without a good sound and light man!  I would love to met Craig Clarke in Sarasota someday.  I wanted to give a special Shout out to the Sound  man and the light  show guy Larry Hedrick from After Hours Tavern.  The club was clean and didn’t smell like bar rot.  You know that bar rot…..The kind that eats the rubber off the waitresses and bar tender’s shoes and burns their feet!

Diane Hoffman is a gifted singer and musician.  She pulls two jobs and also manages to  keep bands together and finds them nice places to play!  Havoc along with Larry Hedrick the light guy made it  easy to photograph and get video of their metal rock band.  The drummer was set up on a stage and the cymbals weren’t blocking his face.  The musicians didn’t step over each other and made it easy to get full shots and close ups of them working together.  The tough part was getting over all the  IPhones.

Havoc had a Judas Priest like singer in the audience, Brian Meyer and let him get on stage.  Then my favorite, Diane Hoffman kicked off her shoes and sang rock and Roll and the blues right out of the starting gate.  Havoc traveled from Myrtle Beach to entertain us in High Point.  The opening act was  awesome too!

When I get together with Diane I’ll get contact info on how to book her bands.  When the opening act contacts me I’ll pass along the contact info.

Diane made it possible for you guys to use these photos.  Please download the high resolution photos on Flickr and not the stepped on version on facebook.  Facebook has a purpose  But they mash a 30mb photo to 80kb. Give Shane K. Smith a credit when you share, put my name on your album cover if you use them for an album (CD).  Give me back stage passes!  When the money starts flowing pass some around!

Mark Weddington: guitar and vocals

Binny Orell: guitar and vocals

Jace Weddington: bass and vocal  

Joel Ayers :drums

For now my Vimeo account is down 20200424. I am going to leave my page in limbo because they may give it back to me. I violated some copy-rite laws. Vimeo sent me a refund but can’t let me come back. I knew I did the wrong thing. I will reload this video via youtube or another video viewing site. Stay Tuned! Doing Doing Doing Doing!

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South Master Collections by Shane

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South Links from Shane

The master collections are here:

I fckd up bad. I loaded a bunch of political videos on a web page where my South videos are. Someone violated me. So I will be rebuilding for awhile. I had over 450 videos on Vimeo.

I have video here:….

When you get to my youtube link, type south in the search bar.


Some of these spark albums are all over the place.  Remember like on WordPress, you can click on individual photos and see titles then you can use the arrow buttons to navigate.  On FlickR you can actually search for each other. Spark is a creation by adobe that allowed me a new way to set up my photos. However their end result is they want me locked into adobe. It hasn’t worked for me yet but I came up with a few good experiments I would rather not delete!

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How to find a bunch of buried stuff in the Facebook group.

The wordpress access is a little tricky. If I can do it you can do it.

The menus are a challenge to me. For example I have hyper links in the South Master Collections by Shane menu. Plus if you are delicate enough with the mouse you can click on that triangle and i have much more individualized stories and photos. The South memorial works the same way!

These description illustrations are screen shots not hyperlinked pages so don’t panic.

If the menu line is underlined, click it to make it go. You can also chose to click the triangle which opens more. The menu is sort of like a cover page and the drop downs are bonus.

Halloween at Shane and Vera’s


I used my photo space limits up very quickly because I hate to reduce the size of my photos. So, I began to use the FlickR “EmbedR”.  When you scroll through the top photos don’t forget that they are albums from FlickR.  If you hover your mouse or finger to the far right of the photo to about halfway down the top photo a flickR > symbol appears and you can scroll through the photos. Sometimes when I view this way the viewer bumps me to FlickR.  But I try not to stray away from the button.  If you want to view each photo in full resolution you can click on the FlickR logo or my url and it will take you to FlickR.  But please hurry back.  Eventually I may have most of my work embedded here.  I’ll use my available space on WordPress for photo sliders Unless I am showing off my best work.

Halloween 2007

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Halloween 2009

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Halloween 2010

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Halloween 2011

Halloween 2012

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Halloween 2013

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Hallowen 2014

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Halloween 2015

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Halloween 2016

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Halloween 2017

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Halloween 2018

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Halloween 2019

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Halloween 2020

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