Morenci Halloween party set 2011.10.19

Written by David Green.

Come and get it.

Doughnuts, cookies, cider, hot chocolate, a few scares—oh, and $500 of Morenci Money.

There will be plenty to eat and things to do and win Saturday night at Wakefield Park at the Morenci Area Chamber of Commerce Haunted Park and Hay Ride event.

Activities for younger kids begin at 6 p.m. with pumpkin painting and candy give-aways. Older children can walked through a spook house or try out the straw maze.

At dusk, a bonfire will be lit and the Haunted Hayride will begin. A wagon will transport guests into the north, undeveloped portion of the park where unexpected frights await.

A drawing is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. when $500 of Morenci Money will be given away. The grand prize is for $100 and the remained of the money will be given in smaller denominations. 

Winners will have 24 hours to spend their special dollars at any Chamber member store. After that, the bills will become worthless.

Chamber members stores will continue to give away entry blanks this week—one entry ticket for each $5 worth of a purchase. Entries should be taken to the park Saturday night where they will be placed in the drawing barrel. You must be present to win.

Last year’s Halloween event and drawing drew an enormous crowd to Wakefield Park and Chamber members are hoping to make it even better in this second year.

Anyone willing to volunteer time should call Trish at the Pizza Box (458-7166) or Jennifer at First Federal Bank (458-2296).

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    Water Fun—Carter Seitz and Colson Walter take a fast trip along a plastic sliding strip while water from a sprinkler provides the lubrication. The boys took a break from tie-dyeing last week at Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program to cool off in the water.
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    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
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    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
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    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
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    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

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