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 http://parks.richmond.ky.us.
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
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
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