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Fall fun for Metcalfe

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Jennifer Moonsong

Division Publisher

Metcalfe and Barren


Although the resurgence of Covid has put a damper on some of the activities planned this fall, October is still full of events and alternatives for the community to enjoy.


For example, the traditional downtown Halloween gathering that brings hundreds of kids to the Edmonton square is a no-go, but the City of Edmonton will host a Drive-thru Trick or Treat at the Edmonton City Park on Saturday, October 30th between the hours of 3 – 5 p.m. with the gate closing at 6 p.m.


In addition, the official hours for ghouls and boys/girls to Trick or Treat door to door are Saturday, October 30th from 4 – 7 p.m.


The Chamber is also hosting several activities.


“The Chamber of Commerce is currently working on treat bags to go to all the children in school. We will have the details for this project worked out at the next meeting,” said Kim Harwood of the chamber.


The extension office is hosting a Fall Outdoor Decoration Photo Contest. The deadline to enter is October 22nd. To enter email


4-H is hosting a Pumpkin Contest for the best decorated, best carved, biggest, and smallest pumpkin.


Enter your pumpkin by taking it to the Extension office October 18-22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Music For Metcalfe is being hosted by Metcalfe Helping Hands and Edmonton State Bank.


Mark Jason Evans and Frankie Froedge will perform at the Hawkins Barn Saturday, October 23rd. Hillbilly BBQ will also be there.


Gates open at 6 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m., $10 per person, 5 years and under are free. You may bring lawn chairs, but chairs will be available.


All proceeds from this event will be used to provide food and gifts for those in need during the Holiday Season.


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