• John McDaniel, Midway Correspondent

Midway News - Personals and Comments

This edition of The Sun is a special annual blanket the county edition. My usual Midway stuff will be short this week to make room for people who help make this article and The Sun itself available for your reading pleasure, people who run businesses and advertise in the paper. Even the Clipper will be pulled to make room for the advertisements. If you read these ads, you'll find that they are small news items in and of themselves. Take time to read and you will discover that Midway has had the good fortune of adding new businesses to our little town. You will discover just what we as Midwegians take for granted and visitors to Midway actually find unique and fascinating. I discover something new about Midway businesses every day when I visit the restaurants and shops throughout our town, and I am downtown almost every day. We take these advertisements for granted because we probably drive by these businesses two or three times a week and may or may not have a clue what's going on inside. These advertisements also have historical value. It's interesting to go through old publications and read advertisements by old Midway businesses that we have forgotten or never knew about, businesses such as Starks and Company, Manufacturing; Citizens Bank of Midway; Amusu Theatre; D. Lehman & Son, Woodford Telephone Company, and even the Bluegrass Clipper, the forerunner of The Woodford Sun preserve Midway's history, all in the simple blocks of advertising. So check out these little blocks and learn a little more about our town. ... I would be remiss if I didn't remind everyone that this is Halloween weekend in Midway. It seems that everyone in the whole town goes into Halloween mode this time of year. Carved pumpkins can be found downtown on its rock walls. The Great Giant Pumpkin has just about maxed out in size and it will be put on display this weekend . look for it downtown along with the rare miniature pumpkins developed by the Giant Pumpkin Project. ... A "Halloween Happening" will take place Friday, Oct. 27, at Northside Elementary School from 6 till 8 p.m. Everyone is invited to show off their costumes and enjoy games, inflatables, food and friends. There will be a chili cook-off, a pie bake-off, a vendor fair and silent auction. A $5 wristband will let participants play all games and $1 tickets for face-painting, snow cones, popcorn and a photo booth. Children 2 and under are admitted free. Proceeds from this event benefit all students of Northside Elementary. ... The Midway Woman's Club will feature its second annual Not-So-Scary Haunted House next Saturday, Oct. 28. The spookiness will take place at the Midway Woman's Club House, 230 South Gratz Street, from 5 till 8 p.m. ... On Halloween night, Tuesday, Oct. 31, there will be a Carved Pumpkin Contest and Display hosted by the Midway Community Garden. If you have a carved pumpkin drop, it off at the Midway Presbyterian Church, 103 N. Turner Street, before 5:30 p.m. Judging begins at 6 p.m. Some of the pumpkins are already on display downtown. ... Halloween night trick or treat will be Oct. 31 from 6 till 8 p.m. Happy Halloween!!!

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