• Vanessa Seitz, Midway Correspondent

Midway News and Views

This is a great time of year. I almost look forward to the clock change and the darker days because I think it makes us get closer as a family, do less, relax more and spend more time with those we love as we have less responsibilities outside of the home. Sometimes I feel I spend too much time mowing, cleaning, doing yardwork, making the most of the daylight in the summer months, but with the darker evenings (clocks change this Saturday night/Sunday morning by the way) and the holiday season upon us, we can spend more time together as a family.

As I write on a fabulous fall Tuesday, with the incoming weather moving Halloween Trick or Treat in Midway to tonight, we can look forward to another fabulous Halloween in Midway. The houses decorated for tonight – many winning awards in the Midway Women’s Club Halloween Decorating contest – look amazing. There really is nothing better than Trick or Treat in Midway.

We can then look forward to a great weekend event this Saturday in Midway with the Holiday Kick Off. There will be store specials and sidewalk vendors, free mini train rides from noon to 4 p.m. and children’s activities. Arrive hungry, too, because downtown restaurants will be offering appetizers, meals and beverage specials.

This event kicks off Midway’s seasonal holiday special events, which includes on Nov. 10 – the Holiday Shop and Dine all day; Nov. 17 – the Holiday Charity Chili Cook-off from noon- 3 p.m.; Nov. 24 – Santa arrives on the R.J. Corman train from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Dec. 1 – Holiday Shop and Dine all day, and finally on Dec. 8 – the Model Train Exhibit from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Holiday Events committee has worked hard to bring these events to fruition - Amy Bowman, Chris Reaves, John McDaniel, Steve Simoff, Julie Morgan, Leslie Penn and Peggy Angel are on this committee. Thank you all for all your hard work and for making Midway’s downtown Christmas season so incredibly special.

The Christmas flags will be up prior to Midway’s Holiday Kick Off Event on Nov. 3. Steve Morgan from the Midway Business Association said that all businesses are encouraged to decorate for the holiday season from now and in time for the kick off on Saturday.

And don’t forget to vote this coming Tuesday in the elections at Northside Elementary. Every vote counts! Let your voice be heard!

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