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Riverwoods Celebrates Halloween!

November/December 2014

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Once again Riverwoods residents of all ages came out for what must be our favorite holiday here in Riverwoods; Halloween!

An unusually warm October day not only brought out more party-goers, but also brought the entire celebration outdoors this year. The grounds of Village Hall were transformed into a magical realm of costumed characters and super heros.

Along the path through the Village garden a magician entertained the children and parents with card tricks while waiting their turn to board Bob Gand's hootnanny hayride, a musical horse-drawn hay ride that has become a hit of this Halloween party.

And that hootnanny hay ride can make a trick-or-treater pretty hungry. So naturally there would be a team of friendly witches serving up 40 extra-large pizzas and hundreds of hot dogs as they moved and grooved to the tunes of our DJ, Ed. The music was a new addition this year, and one that added energy and fun to an already great party. Even our Mayor was caught demonstrating a few dance moves of his own.

And if all of that wasn't enough, the s’more station kept children busy melting marshmellows around a small fire as others ventured around the biggest bonfire we have ever attempted. No worries though because the fire trucks and police car were close by for children to explore.

There was popcorn for all and goody bags of candy for every child. No one went home hungry.

Lake County animal control warden Renee and her daughter Kayla were back for a second year with their collection of exotic reptiles. It’s not everyday that you get the opportunity to pet a python snake!

All in all, it was another great Halloween for the Village of Riverwoods. Thanks goes to a team of volunteers who showed up and made it all happen. We hope that if you didn't make it this year, you will next because we have some big surprises in store!

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