Mary Stanek

Mary Stanek

Halloween fun for kids, pets coming up

By Mary Stanek

Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon

3808 W. 57th Place • (773) 284-7394

Ladies, let’s dust off our brooms. It is riding season! Yes, Halloween is just around the corner. If you ask my husband, he probably will tell you I am always the wicked witch!

A Halloween pet parade will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at Byline Bank, 4970 S. Archer. It also is sponsored by the non-profit Envision Community Services. There will be food, drinks and local vendors. Please come out with your pets in costume.

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It is also Customer Appreciation Day. We do some banking at Byline; and whenever we go to the drive-through, we bring our Oliver. Oliver loves to go because he always gets an envelope full of milk bone. Thank you, Byline. Maybe Oliver will be there with his daddy. Any questions, please call (773) 884-6467.

A safe way for children to celebrate Halloween will be held at Envision’s office, 4324 W. 63rd St. A “trunk or treat” will occur between 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. There will be a costume contest, games, snacks and prizes.

On Oct. 30 there will be Dia de Los Muertos event at United Credit Union, 4444 S. Pulaski. Day of the Dead is a joyful celebration involving family and friends remembering loved ones who have passed away.

Enjoy an afternoon of culture, fun activities and snacks from 2 to 5 p.m. Music, a photo booth and snacks will be available. An altar will also be available to display pictures of your loved ones. This event is sponsored by the Southwest Collective and Astrrongu Southwest Youth Council.

Here is another shout out to the parish of St. Turibius and their work with the needy. They recently received a donation of Roma boots and will distribute them to the children in the community. The Roma company mission notes that Roma boots merges fashion with philanthropy to give poverty the boot!

Thank you to my new dentist, Dr. Romo, for performing a pretty much painless root canal. I haven’t endured one since at least 20 years ago and I remember the pain associated with the procedure. Technology has improved, for sure. I only had to sit through one appointment; and yes it was uncomfortable, but not painful as in years past. And I got to watch the Cooking Channel.

Dare I say it? Happy Columbus Day on Monday, Oct. 11. There will be a parade downtown, starting at 1 p.m. on the 11th. The parade runs from Wacker and State, down to Van Buren.

 

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