Fall has finally made her appearance here in Riverside which means Halloween is just around the corner and the local festivities kick off next week.
Riverside Parks and Recreation will be hosting their annual Howl-O-Ween event on Wednesday, October 23rd starting at 6 pm at the Water Tower. The event kicks off with the lighting of the Water Tower and is followed by a costume parade over to Riverside Township Hall where there are typically games and prizes for the kids. If you haven't been before, it's a great community event that the kids really enjoy.
Halloween itself falls on the following Thursday this year and trick-or-treating hours are from 3 pm to 7 pm in Riverside. Let's hope the weather cooperates and gives us a good night for trick or treating.
I hope to see you and your families out and about in Riverside. Happy Halloween!
I still remember meeting up with old friends for our annual Turkey Bowl football game every Thanksgiving. This year, you can pass on that tradition to your kids and support a great local cause at the same time.
The Cameron Can Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl with be held this Thursday morning, November 22nd, starting at 9 am at Big Ball Park right off Longcommon Rd. There's a flag football game for 6-8 year olds and another one for ages 9+. Coffee, hot chocolate, and donuts will be provided.
The Cameron Can Foundation was founded by local Riverside residents Matt & Rory Dominick and it's mission is to provide a continuing legacy of care for families of children who need long-term medical care. You can learn more about how Cameron Can got started in Episode 18 of the Live Here Riverside podcast. Donations can be made online on the Cameron Can Foundation website.
Happy Thanksgiving Riverside - from my family to yours.
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Here's what's happening around Riverside:
It's hard to believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner and if you're looking for a delicious turkey for your Thanksgiving feast this year, Riverside Foods has you covered. Pre-order your fresh bird sourced straight from Kauffman Family Farm in Waterman, Illinois before November 17th.
Tickets are on sale (and going fast!) for Riverside Junior Woman's Charity annual Breakfast with Santa. This years event will be held Saturday, December 1st at Riverside Township Hall. There are two time slots available - 8 am and 10 am - and tickets include a picture with Santa. Get your tickets now as this event always sells out.
Blissful Owl has partnered up with Kreative Studio here in Riverside to offer yoga to the whole family. Blissful Owl will be bringing school age yoga for kids 9+ and will have Caregiver & Me, Kids, Adult and Family yoga classes throughout the fall and winter months. It's great to see two local businesses working together and this should provide a great family activity this fall & winter right here in town.
You can now take care of catering needs right in here in Riverside with Party Subs from Sawmilly. If you haven't checked out their new lunch menu, be sure to stop in soon. Sandwich and taco options are made to order and are delicious.
And finally, Flur is accepting pre-orders now through November 20th for Thanksgiving pies, breads, cookies, and cupcakes. They've got you covered for all your gluten-free baked good needs.
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