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Several ways to celebrate Halloween this weekend

First, I must wish my father-in-law a happy birthday Friday. He can still out walk many of us. Looking forward to birthday celebrations with him this weekend.
With some of the surrounding trees still clinging to green leaves, the walking paths in the Unity Regional Park ball diamonds were nearly erased as they were blanketed with multitudes of fallen leaves as the season moves closer to winter. Photo by Sherri Solomko

First, I must wish my father-in-law a happy birthday Friday. He can still out walk many of us. Looking forward to birthday celebrations with him this weekend.

KC Rescue Meowloween is at the Legion Hall offering a “Haunted Hallway” with little monsters invited to come from 7 to 9 p.m. and big monsters from 9 to 11 p.m. Friday, and Saturday.

The Unity Kin Club will host a Hellbilly Ball with prizes for best costume and offering a variety of musical entertainment throughout the night.

UPS is holding a break stop for trick or treaters offering hot dogs and hot chocolate, while supplies last, for the cost of a donation to the “We Scare Hunger” campaign collecting non-perishable items for the food bank.

UCHS students will be collecting items for their “We Scare Hunger” campaign benefiting the local food bank on Halloween night starting at 5 p.m

And you can be sure on Halloween day there will be businesses and business people decked out in their Halloween finest for some Halloween fun on Oct. 31st.

The Lions Chase the Ace jackpot is now more than $10,000, as residents and visitors try their luck at winning the big jackpot every Wednesday. The Lions have committed their end of the proceeds to minor hockey, minor ball, the outdoor recreation venue and the walking paths,

Next week there will be fall suppers. There are a few tickets left for both St. Peter’s Church meal Sunday, Nov. 4, while Unity United Church is holding theirs Thursday, Nov. 8. Check with these churches or church members to purchase your tickets.

Long Term Care Rec Fun is hosting a perogie and sausage fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

Need a way to help with lethargy and low mood? Hollyhock’s greenhouse is providing boxed sunlight as well as a tropical atmosphere and rainfall fountain to help boost your mood this fall and winter.

The museum pancake brunches will begin next Sunday each week at the Adanac Hall on the museum grounds for only $7 running from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each week. There will not be a brunch on Nov. 11.

Folks are still talking about the NWT grain dryer fire on Oct. 11 that took all day to extinguish and left yet another complication for farmers still struggling with harvest. NWT is hosting an appreciation luncheon Nov. 8 for their customers as well as all those who helped in any way that day.

Flu shots are available at community clinics or local pharmacies.

As we move into November, it is time to purchase a poppy and start wearing it. The community is invited to a community Remembrance Day service at St. Peter’s Church starting at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11. With only one Second World War veteran still in Unity, do your best to attend this service.

The multi-million dollar, 15,500-square-foot Delta Co-op Home Centre is now open after construction was completed Thanksgiving weekend. Over six months, residents got to watch the progress of this new building. Unity Credit Union’s building also changes its look daily as construction continues on their interior and exterior renovation project.

Coffee row loves to review the multiple events and activities that have either already taken place in our community or are on tap in the weeks and months ahead. Everyone feels so fortunate to live in a community that continually experiences growth evidenced in the new construction all around them, as well as having so many events and activities to choose from. Add in the bonus of free parking and all the products and services offered by our business community, they all agree we really do live in a great community. So you can see life is full of fun and activity in Unity with our friends at coffee row sharing this traditional part of our community culture. Until next time …