Blakely Hall was full of bright colors, paper flowers, painted faces, sugar skulls and altar offerings on the evening of Nov. 1 as Issaquah Highlands residents gathered for a Day of the Dead celebration.
For an entire week leading up to the event, the community altar welcomed photos and offerings placed by anyone to honor a lost loved one, family member, or even pet.
The event was attended by about 150 people and featured games, activities, crafts, prizes and a pinata. There was also a taco truck from Tacos El Guero outside with foods available for purchase.
Lindsey Pinkston, community program manager, said she was pleased with the turn out and thankful for the volunteers that helped make the event possible.