Kiwanis Club of Richmond Participates in
Richmond Halloween Hoe-Down

Some of the early birds from both the Kiwnais Club of Richmond and the Delta Zeta service sorority at Eastern Kentucky University wishing to distribute toys and candy to the children of Madison County. Delta Zeta members volunteering for this event were: Johanna Edrington, Courney Hey, Amanda Hinkel, Mark Hinkel, Alix Lewis, and Marie Patterson.

Vicky, the newest membeer of the Kiwanis club of Richmond helps a child get some goodies out of a plastic pumpkin.

Five freshmen girls from the Model School Key Club assistend in distributing toys and candy to Richmond children. Model School Key Club members working at the Halloween Hoe-Down were: Sarah Bucknam, Amy Dong, Briana Ford, Peyton Harvey, and Allia Vaez

The Halloween Hoe-Down was a family friendly event designed for children to have a safe place to Trick or Treat in Richmond. Back in the 1940's, a Halloween festival was held and attracted numerous community members to downtown Richmond. In 2006, the Richmond Parks & Recreation Department restructured their Boo Bash to be incorporated downtown with other outdoor festivities. The Halloween Hoe-Down continues to be a great success and a wonderful event for the whole community.

Activities include, but are not limited to: Trick or Treat with Community Booths, Kids Activities, Stage Shows, Craft Vendors, Hayrides, a Haunted House, Contests, and Food Vendors. Some of the special events included a Pumpkin Carving Contest , a Pie Bake Off Contest , a Dog Costume Contest, and a Scare Crow Contest. The event was sponsored by the Richmond Parks and Recreation. More information about the 2008 event can be seen at

An interesting variety of carved pumpkins were entered into the competition.

One of the most popular events of the Halloween Hoe-Down was the dog costurme contest.

Of course, the high point of the event was the distribution of toys, candy, books, etc. to the children.

A really Smart grandchild participated in the Halloween Hoedown and received a Koala bear from the Kiwanis Club of Richmond

Marie Patterson (right), a member of the DZ sorority enjoyed working with the children at the Halloween Hoe-Down.


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