The Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce facilitated the annual Halloween Parade in historic downtown on Saturday, Oct. 30.
“We handed out a hot dog lunch to just shy of 600 kids in costumes so including their parents, grandparents, and other family members there were probably three times that many people, upward to 1,500-2,000 people who attended the festivities Saturday morning,” Lindsay Madison, executive director, said on the Chamber Facebook page.
Madison expressed thanks to the following:
* downtown retailers, businesses, and other organizations who handed out candy along Main Street.
* Briggs of Fort Scott, a major sponsor of the event
* additional sponsors and donators included: Niece Products of Kansas, Kansas Teachers Community Credit Union, Fort Scott Sharky’s Pub & Grub, Valu Merchandisers Company – VMC, Fort Scott Inn, Fort Scott Family Dental, Crain Insurance Agency, 3d Alternator & Starter Repair, Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes, Security 1st Title, Walmart Fort Scott, Fort Scott Walgreens, Treasure Hunt Flea Market, and Don’s Spirits and Wines. Thanks to The Butcher Block for ordering our hot dogs.
* Fort Scott High School Thespians for providing face painting.
* Fort Scott High School Pride for helping with any needs.
* Communities In Schools: Lewis Dunkeson and crew helping cook hot dogs and other assistance.
* Bill Michaud for use of the Empress Event Center for cooking and staging the hot dogs and other lunch items.
* Kate Freeman of The Artificers for making our photo backdrop.
* Fort Scott Community College Cheerleading and Dance Team for volunteer service for the hot dog lunch, setup, and cleanup.
* Mark McCoy and the City of Fort Scott Police Department for providing traffic control.
* Fort Scott Tribune and FortScott.Biz for coverage of the event.
* Tina Lipe, Alexa Metcalf, and Erin Vann for running errands for us for supplies.
* volunteers including Greg and Rita Schroeder, Angela and Kendrick Simon, Beth Nuss, and Kendall Madison.