October 2020 Newsletter
“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ~L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
It is officially autumn, and the crispness in the air is clear evidence of that. It’s a wonderful time of year to sit back with a warm beverage and enjoy the beauty of nature. Soon the leaves will begin to fall as the trees prepare for the upcoming winter. This is a great reminder of to us all that while the span of the year behind us was not what we may have wanted, we have the opportunity to shed that and ready ourselves for the new year.
We had a wonderful turn out for our Fall Clean Up day. We collected a total of two roll offs for regular trash, and one roll off for simply metal. I truly appreciate everyone who took advantage of this day to clean up their yards and help make this Village beautiful.
It is with GREAT pleasure and excitement that Beaverdam Village Council would like to announce that we WILL be having a Trick or Treat this year! The event will be held on October 31, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 pm.
Whether you are out with your little ones, going door to door, or you plan to stay home and pass out treats, please keep the following guidelines in mind.
- Always wear a face covering and stay six feet away from people who are not from your household, whether trick-or-treating, passing out treats, or attending attractions or events. Stay home if you are sick. (NOTE: Face coverings should never be placed on children younger than 2 or anyone who cannot easily remove them.)
- Carry hand sanitizer and use it often, especially after coming into contact with frequently touched surfaces and before eating candy.
- If taking your children trick-or-treating, limit the number of houses you visit and ask your children to stay as far from treat-givers as possible. For small children, consider holding the bag for them.
- Refrain from having children select their own treats from a bowl/common container or set up a hand-sanitizing station. Consider placing treats on porch steps or a table in the driveway with a sign asking children to take only one. Or use other creative ways to distribute treats, such as using a candy “slide” made of PVC pipe, or hanging treats from a wall or fence.
Let’s work together as a community to make sure that our children have a memorable, fun and healthy Trick or Treat event this year. It will be wonderful to take a break from the chaos and uncertainty of this year, and see the excitement and wonder in the eyes of our youth!
This month, our Council Meetings are October 6 and October 20 at 7:00pm. Everyone is welcome. We hope to see you there!
Pamela LePine, Mayor