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Looking Back at Halloween Weekend, And Ahead to the Holidays

What a turnout for our ‘Spooky Council Grove : 75th Annual Kids Halloween Parade and More’ last Saturday.

We had record-high attendance, and y’all dressed up fabulously! Witches, werewolves, dinosaurs, and more filled Main Street and our Riverwalk for all of the various events that our business community so generously offered up.

Special thanks to our Council Grove Area Trade & Tourism Membership and our Events Committee for making the event so special.

We appreciate the financial contributions of the Flint Hills Life Channel, Weathered Wood Home, and the City of Council Grove for bringing The Addams Family (for FREE) to the big screen at our Riverwalk Amphitheater. And, TCT Broadband for passing out FREE popcorn to all of the ghouls and goblins and their tired parents too!

This was my first Halloween Glow Egg Hunt since moving to Council Grove, and WOW! It was a sight to behold. The Council Grove Recreation Department outdoes itself on this one. If you missed it this year, make sure you don’t next year. It is truly magical Halloween fun.

Sister Act Photography took the pictures of our Costume Contestants. As usual, Jan Troxel made keepsakes that families will adore for years to come. It worked out well hosting this process after the parade this year, and we thank THE KANVAS / Tiptoz for allowing our Halloween takeover of their space and for coordinating registration. If you want to see Jan’s final images, scan the QR code to the right. They are adorable!

From the tip of the Trolley at the beginning of the parade to the last Jack-o-lantern entered into the Pumpkin Carving Contest. We had a blast, and we hope you did too.

We are excited to move on to ‘Home For The Holidays’ in Council Grove now! You’ll be seeing a lot of information coming from our DESTINATION : Council Grove office about our 2022 plans. So check back with our regular Wednesday column right here in the Council Grove Republican, and follow our Facebook page : @CouncilGroveKS to be in the know!

We appreciate the team that runs our Council Grove Happenings Facebook page and try to post as much local information as possible there. It is a great way to communicate with each other in real time, and it is one of the few relatively drama-free community Facebook pages I have seen. Bravo to you, Council Grove.

Just about two weeks left of road construction left on K177 — three cheers for that crew! We are excited to have it re-open for the season, and equally grateful for the handwork the crew has done at keeping the project on time and well executed.

Happy Holidays, Council Grove, Morris County, and Flint Hills readers! Is it too soon?

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