It was raining cats and dogs–and princesses, unicorns, and superheroes–at Madison County 4-H’s Trick-or-Treat night.
On Oct. 24, approximately 450 people dodged raindrops to make their way into the Eby Arena and Coughlin Community Center at the Madison County Fairgrounds. Inside, they found activity stations, free food, and plenty of sweet treats.
Costume contest winners ranged from an infant in a crocheted fireman’s outfit to a family dressed as Scooby Doo characters. Visitors could pet an alpaca, make slime using pumpkin guts and glue, try their hand at a ring toss, and learn about local wildlife from Madison County’s state wildlife officer.
Several 4-H clubs, the London Strawberry Festival royalty, and Madison/Union Counties Early Childhood Programs were among the groups that dished out treats.
The Ohio State University Extension-Madison County 4-H program has held similar events in the past, skipping last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Frances Foos, Madison County’s Extension educator for 4-H youth development, thanked the following individuals and groups for donating money, supplies and/or time to the event: Golden Eagles Youth Sports Association, Dominos Pizza, Madison County Cattleman’s Association, Cappy’s Pizza, Mayor Patrick Closser, Patricia Stires, Madison County 4-H Committee and Madison County 4-H clubs.
Canal Winchester - Covering Canal Winchester and entire Canal Winchester School District.
South - Covering all of Obetz and Hamilton Township.
Groveport - Covering Groveport and the entire Groveport School District & Madison Twp.
Grove City - Covering all of Grove City and Commercial Point.
Westside - Covering Lincoln Village, Prairie Twp., Westgate, Galloway.
Madison - Covering Madison County including: London, Mt. Sterling, Plain City, West Jefferson, South Solon, Sedalia, Somerford & Rural Routes. Additional Coverage In South Charleston
Columbus Messenger Newspaper Managers
Philip F. Daubel - Publisher & General Manager
Doug Henry - Advertising Manager, Columbus
Jim Durban - Office Manager, Madison
Kathy Truban - Classified Manager
Rick Palsgrove - Managing Editor
Paulette Devoe - Production Coordinator