By Kristin Rover
Residents in Amelia can expect several fun activities in the community this fall.
Council members are putting together a Halloween festival and a decorating contest in the village.
The Halloween festival will be held Oct. 19 at Spencer Shank Park in the village.
Stacy Dickerson, a member of the recreation committee in the village, said the festival is a way to bring the community together.
She said her husband, Councilman Chris Dickerson, loves Halloween and wanted to have a festival.
“Last year he really wanted to do a festival but we couldn’t get it started in time,” Dickerson said. “This year we got it started in plenty of time and hopefully it’s a huge success.”
Dickerson said the festival will feature costume contests for all ages, pumpkin carving and painting, games, Halloween-themed activities, a maze, and more.
Local farmers will also be selling pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks, and other fall produce at the festival.
“Come out and meet residents, bring your kids and pets and have a fun-filled day in the village,” Dickerson said.
Dickerson said they are hoping to make the festival an annual event.
“We are hoping that we do it this year and get the contacts with the businesses so we can start planning it right away next year,” Dickerson said.
Dickenson said they will also be having the second annual Halloween Decorating Contest this year.
She said committee members will be driving through the village throughout the month of October to look at house decorations.
“The weekend of the festival will be the final judging,” Dickerson said.
She said they will announce the winners of the contest at the next council meeting.
“It’s fun seeing how many people decorate,” Dickerson said. “Get out and enjoy the artistic talent we have in the village.”
For more information about the festival or the decorating contest visit www.ameliavillage.com.