Once again the entire Village of Riverwoods worked to create the biggest and best Halloween Party ever. This year almost 1000 people turned out for the festivities. The fact that it was the Saturday before Halloween and the weather was beautiful really helped. As the Mayor's wife, I was in charge of the party and people actually called and asked if they could help. This was the nineth year the Village Hall has been covered with spiders, ghosts and witches. Our sponsors bear almost the entire cost of the party and provide free hot dogs, pizza, cider, candy and smores which are prepared around the bonfire.
The only expense to the Village is the horse drawn haywagon. Bob Gand of The Village Music Store in Deerfield rides the haywagon and sings and plays the banjo. Jodygigglejam played the guitar and sang songs for the little ones. It was a real happening. The pumpkins, goblins and ghosts devoured 38 large pizzas and 400 hot dogs in addition to the candy and popcorn. Obviously a good time was had by all.
Life in Riverwoods is full of fun for all the young and young at heart.
Hope you can join us next year in Riverwoods.
Sherry and Bill Kaplan