Our neighborhood Halloween festival was a smashing success. As I told you, I’ve volunteered to be the Social activities person in our neighborhood, so I took on the job of organizing a Halloween festival this year. We haven’t done anything in the last couple of years, so I think folks were ready to have some fun & get out with the neighbors. Some of you remember that I tried to do a dessert social back in the spring with my immediate neighbors that didn’t go so well, but this neighborhood-wide event was well received. One of the adults pulled this trailer loaded with hay & children. They were having a ball! The guy with the afro wig in front is my neighbor, Grant, who helps me garden & you may remember from my newspaper article back in the spring.
I called the local fire chief and asked him to bring out the big truck for our parade & they were happy to do so. They led a little parade down the street into a cul-de-sac, where we all gathered for pizza and dessert. This is a little Wonder Woman riding in her daddy’s corvette.
This lady was watching the parade from her driveway & her 2 sweet dogs were enjoying themselves too. I had to take a pic of the dachsund with the witch’s hat.
We lined them all up for a costume contest. It was hard to get them all still enough to take a pic. And we decided that this little guy was the winner of a $20 bill. Look at his face…priceless! He was a robot & just as cute as can be, right down to the tin foil on his shoes. He had a muffin tin on the backside.
So, it was a fun afternoon in the neighborhood. I think everyone enjoyed themselves!
And on to other news: We officially have a lawyer in the family! My niece, Lauren, passed the Georgia bar exam last week with flying colors. Can you say proud! We are all so happy for her and so very proud of all her efforts in getting that law degree. She’s a smart gal and will do very well with her career.
Four years ago, Lauren & I went on a cruise together. Just the 2 of us. We had such a great time and I will treasure that trip forever. We made sure the photographer took lots of pics of us so we’d have a lot to choose from at the end of the week. He did take a lot & we ended up buying all of them. Those ship photographers really do take some nice shots. This was one of them.
Happy Halloween & don’t let the goblins get you! We’ll be passing out candy tonight to all the trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood. Have fun, ya’ll.
Sandi McBride says
The kids are cute, the dogs a wee bit cuter maybe? Nah, it’s even stevens on cuteness. Congrats on Lauren. Every family should have a Lawyer, a Doctor and a Cop in the family. An Indian Chief would be cool for casino visits, too. Looks like a good time was had by all, lol
Happy Halloween to you too! The Halloween Festival sounds like loads of fun.
Congrats to Lauren! That’s so great. You two ladies really look glamorous!
Beautiful ladies!! Good for your niece, she should be proud of herself!
the feathered nest says
The kids are sooo adorable! The dogs too! I’m glad you had such great participation. It looked like a fun event witht he fire truck and everything. What are you planning for Christmas?
Congrats to your neice, Lauren. Way to go. It’s nice to have a lawyer in the family – very handy. You two look stunning in the pic!
linda t says
Oh my gosh, that little boy that won is the cutest ever! What a precious pic!
You amaze me Rhoda! Great job on the Halloween Festival! Looks like fun for all!
You and your niece look so lovely.
Those cute kids having so much fun!
Good Job organizing this!
You and your nice look so nice together. Congratulations!
You planned a great neighborhood festival. Such a wonderful idea! Congrats to your neice. That is a big accomplishment and you have every reason to be proud! Have a great Halloween!
Congrats to your neice… mine just passed in Louisiana. Your neighborhood party looks fun.
Such a darling Costume Jamboree. And a parade to boot. Nice going.
And Congratulations to Lauren — that is a wonderful accomplishment.
Cute neighborhood festival!
Congrats to Lauren!
Happy Halloween! Your festival looked like so much fun. Good Job!!
Congrats to your niece. My new son inlaw passed the first try too, so I know how amazing that is for her.
She is one smart girl.
Have a spooky day!
Looks like a great time was had by all! And congrats to your neice for achieving her goal!
The neighborhood festival sounds like alot of fun. We used to do that too when our kids were little. Great job!
Congrats to Lauren. Great photo of you two.
Halloween Hugs To You!
Terri and Bob says
Love the winner’s costume, its that type of creativity that makes halloween so fun!
I love the cruise photos of you two, so gorgeous!
I like Thing 1 and Thing 2!
Congrats to your pretty neice!
What a great neighborhood party! Our farm is so far out in the country we have never had trick or treaters.
Aahaha, I LOVE the little Dr. Seuss characters “Thing 1” and “Thing 2” in that group shot!!!! Those are awesome little costumes! Looks like a lot of fun; your neighbours are lucky to have a great event planner like you living among them!
And a good time was had by all!
Congratulations to your niece. I know a lot of hard work went into those years.
Sounds like a fun time….the child-
ren are precious…love the robot….
Mr. Rogers would be so happy with you…….in the neighborhood..
Congratulations to Lauren…..Betty
melissa @ the inspired room says
You did an excellent job with your neighborhood bash! And that kid, his face just says it all, what a cutie!
Congrats to your niece, what an achievement!