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Council hears Oct. 31 plans

Oct 02, 2017

By David Hotle, The JOURNAL


With October beginning Sunday, the Washington City Council will hear proposals from two area groups who plan to hold special Halloween events during the month.

When the council holds its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Washington Public Library, it will hear from the Washington Chamber of Commerce regarding the downtown Halloween Celebration to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 31. The council also will hear from the Washington Music Boosters regarding the third running of its Haunted walk event on the Kewash trail.

According to the council packet, the Chamber is requesting parking and traffic be blocked on East Main Street, in front of the YMCA of Washington County, from 3 to 8:30 p.m. The Y will have pony rides and hay rides during the annual Trick-or-Treat Around the Square event. The event is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. in Central park. Each year the event brings about 800 children and families to the Washington square.

The citywide trick-or-treat will be from 6 to 8 p.m.

Again this year the Chamber is hosting a month long event called Oktober Madness. The event celebrates the coming of autumn and the special events that will happen all through the month.

Chamber event planner Alisha Davis said a schedule of events would be run in The Journal and the Washington Shoppers Guide and would be available on the Washington Chamber of Commerce website. She also said people should check the schedule regularly for additions.

The annual Marr Park Halloween Hike will be held Oct. 21 this year from 6:45 to 8 p.m. This year’s theme will be “Babes in the Woods.”

Additionally there will be a pumpkin draw at iTech/iWireless all month long with a chance to win prizes. Oktoberfest will be held at Horak Insurance on Oct. 5.

Returning this year will be Retail Moonlight Madness on Oct. 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. with “mad retail sales” downtown. So far, participating stores include: Brown’s Shoe Fit, Fareway, The Village, Earthly Blessings, Dodici’s Shop, Wolf Floral, Jaz It Up, Repurpose It, and Shabby Bliss.

Originally, “Oktober Madness” encompassed only the Trick-or-Treat event. Since hundreds of people from all over the country were attending, the retail “Moonlight Madness” event was added. Three years ago, the event lasted a week and two years ago, the Chamber expanded it into a full month of celebration.

The council also will hear a presentation from the Washington Music Boosters regarding the Haunted walk event. While this is the third year for the event, the Chamber will host the event this year. Dates and times of the haunted KeWash event will be listed as they become available.



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