Hennepin Officials Get Into the Autumn Spirit

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Village officials in Hennepin are in the fall and Halloween spirit.

A scarecrow contest is under way in town, village trustee Matt Dean said during Wednesday’s village board meeting, with creatively-decorated scarecrows popping up all over town. People are not allowed to attach them to street signs or to set them up to hinder visibility at intersections.

Judging of the scarecrows is Friday, but residents are asked to keep them up through Halloween, and to maintain them.

Halloween planning
Also, the village set trick-or-treating hours for 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, the same as neighboring communities. Trustee Karyn Christiansen suggested the village or residents help make the 5 p.m. parade more attractive to families. She said neighboring communities have games and food such as hot dogs, and she likes that idea. Dean suggested moving the parade to Bassi Park nearer to the center of town rather than the park west of the courthouse, for convenience.

Source: News Tribune