Stores gear up for Halloween

FRESNO, Calif.

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The Patch in Northeast Fresno -- Opens Friday, October 1st. Schools can reserve field trips. For more information:
www.thepatchfresno.com
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It's estimated, you, your family and friends will spend more this year on Halloween costumes, candy and decorations -- an average of $66.54 per person. That's up ten dollars from $56.31 last year.

The national retail federation says Halloween provides a welcome break from the stressful reality of the economy. And more people will celebrate over the weekend because this year, Halloween falls on a Sunday.

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