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Thanks to all of those making Trail of Treats, Costume Contest successful

To the editor:

On Sunday, Oct. 27, the Salem Parks & Recreation Department and Eyes for Olivia Foundation co-sponsored the 4th annual Trail of Treats event, which took place along the Nature Trail in Waterworth Memorial Park. We also had a costume contest return this year sponsored by the Salem Public Library which took place in the band shell. Despite the windy weather conditions, over 400 children and 250 adults along with 43 local businesses, clubs, organizations and churches participated and enjoyed this very fun, family-friendly event.

We would like to thank the Salem Public Library for sponsoring the Costume Contest, and Renae Ault for doing such an amazing job organizing the contest. Also, a huge thank you to Morris Financial Group, Inc. and Nate Mullins for donating close to $200 in gift cards to the winners in the contest. Your generosity is very much appreciated.

We especially want to thank all candy distributors who not only gave out candy to the kids, but did a fantastic job decorating their table/displays. Those participating this year included the Salem Police Department (Officer Richard Miller), Eyes for Olivia, Salem Public Library, Downtown Salem Partnership, Salem Community Center, Quaker City Wrestling, State Farm (Bridgett Cutlip), Simply Scarves & Such, Bobbi Seguin Realtor BHHS Northwood Realty, Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, Salem Sewer & Drain, Dustin Huffman Memorial Scholarship, West Branch National Honor Society, Top Dog Cleanup, Schroeder Scullion and Bestic CPA’s, Salem Fire Department (Chief Scott Mason), Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing, Salem Head Start, Judge Tim McNicol, Ventra, Drayer Physical Therapy, Cost Cutters, Walgreens, Stark Memorial Funeral Home, Boy Scout Pack 6, Salem Interact Club, Comprehensive Behavioral Health Association, Brian McLaughlin for Columbiana County Sheriff, Tod Mumpire for First Ward City Council , Colian’s Multi Service, Colian for Perry Township Trustee, Blackburn Cabinets, Western Southern Insurance, Calvary Baptist Church, Kent State University (Salem branch), Salem Senior Housing, Super Cuts, Salem Kiwanis Club, Shoe Sensation, Great Clips, Adele’s Place, Salem Community Foundation, and Bret Apple for Judge.

Congratulations to the top three best decorated tables/displays this year. First Place – Salem Community Center, Second Place – Blackburn Cabinets and Third Place – Comprehensive Behavioral Health Association.

We would also like to thank the Salem News for the outstanding coverage and pictures in the local paper along with the Salem High School football players for helping those in need while setting up and tearing down their displays. We would also like to thank the Salem Community Center for offering the use of their facility had we needed to move indoor.

Last, but not least, we want to thank all those families who came and participated in our event. We really enjoy this event and hope to see it continue to grow. We hope to see everyone back next year.

Salem Parks & Recreation Dept.,

Eyes for Olivia Foundation

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