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Submitted By Dan Moore, Chrisman Area Community Club President
Awesome! Just Awesome! Thank you to all who helped in any way with the Halloween celebration in the Chrisman Park. Thank you to all the participants who entered the costume contest, the parade, the pumpkin contest, trunk or treat and those who were brave enough to check out “Scare on the Square”. Special thanks to Knight Insurance for providing free hamburgers, hot dogs, potato chips and a drink to over 375 people. This was the best turnout that we have ever had and hopefully next year will be even better. I would also like to thank the Community Club’s co-sponsor, First Farmers Bank & Trust for providing the monetary awards for the costume contest.
Are you old enough to remember how Halloween was celebrated fifty years ago? I remember students painting Halloween scenes on the businesses’ windows and of course we had the parade and costume contest sponsored by the Lion’s Club. We would go trick or treating for two nights and attend a dance at Mooney’s Ford Garage with a treat of doughnuts and apple cider. Hobos, witches, clowns and goblins were the main characters. Many of the costumes were home-made and were the best. There were so many mischievous activities during the Halloween season that law enforcement even had the Civil Defense to help patrol the city. Back then, many pranks consisted of soaping windows, throwing shelled corn on porches, turning over outhouses, throwing toilet paper in trees and some that I will not mention. We see very little or none of these activities nowadays, thank goodness.
Our lighted Christmas Parade will be on Wednesday, December 1st at 7:00 p.m. There is plenty of time to start planning your parade entry. We welcome anyone that would like to participate. This is always an enjoyable evening for our community to get together and celebrate the joyous season. The Community Club will be hosting a chili supper at the American Legion with a free will donation. The proceeds help fund scholarships and other community activities.
The park will be decorated on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Any volunteer help would be greatly appreciated.
The leaves are finally changing colors and the scenery is absolutely beautiful. The weather is supposed to be warmer this week, so get out and enjoy the outdoors. Farmers are out working in the fields and are on the roadways, so please use caution while driving and slow down.
Reminder: set your clocks back Sunday morning! Have a great week and show somebody you care for them. We can make a difference in this messed up world by helping others, doing chores for those that can’t, visit the elderly, talk with people and socialize.