OK a bit melodramatic, but certainly “Halloween – The Return” – just don’t expect to see Jamie Lee Curtis running screaming down Starkweather!
We used to have a lovely tradition of a Halloween Block Party here in Old Village – a great family event to get everyone in the mood for Trick or Treating. The last Block Party was in 2017 and since then, a lack of volunteers and a certain little virus has thwarted any plans to revive this community event – until now!
A small but feisty band of OVA members are channeling their inner Dr Frankenstein and bringing the Block Party back to life! We are trying out a new venue – Farmer next to Starkweather Park. We will have a spooky train ride, games galore, pumpkin decorating, a costume contest for two legged and four legged friends and much more – this is a great opportunity before we all start hibernating to get out, meet your neighbors and have some fun.
This event couldn’t run without a couple of things – volunteers – more on that later and the funding raised from a new event we are running in the village during October – The Old Village Pumpkin Path.
From October 10th you will see an array of pumpkins pop up around the Village. Business owners have signed up to create their own decorated pumpkin and to display it either outside or in the window of their business – we want visitors to Old Village to photograph these pumpkins and share them on social media using the #OVpumpkinpath. At the time of writing this post we have 14 businesses signed up! Each of those businesses donated funds towards to Halloween Block Party – I will be blogging about our Old Village Pumpkins throughout October – also keep a look out for a Pumpkin Path walking map to help you find those pesky pumpkins!
A last word about volunteers, I am really thankful for those individuals who give their time and energy so freely to help these events happen – it would be awesome to have a few more – if you are an Old Village resident and you would like to get more involved with your community – please consider volunteering at the Halloween Block Party – we need a few adults willing to supervise some children’s games – maybe while dressed up in a Halloween costume???
There is a Halloween Block Party Planning Meeting Wednesday October 6th, at the Mason’s Lodge on Farmer and Amelia at 6.30pm – we would love to see you there!