With so many activities to choose from at this year's Halloween Hollow, kids of every age found something enjoyable.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Alicia Howe
Monday, October 18, 2010
Families flocked to the Mokena Community Park District's 29th annual Halloween Hollow. Saturday morning began with a costume parade and costume contests for each grade level, preschool through junior high, best group costume and best overall costume. Afterward, children participated in a variety of activities, including a petting zoo, horse riding, pumpkin decorating, face painting, carnival rides, pumpkin patch, candy eating, mini golf and more. Adults could also find activities to keep them busy, such as looking at arts and crafts, voting on the haunted woods walk's scenes, creating a scarecrow out of straw and old clothing, enjoying treats from the food vendors, listening to live music and more.
Lots of food and drink featured at this year’s Mokena Food and Wine Fest.
The long-awaited play date for adults has finally arrived. The seventh annual Mokena Food and Wine Festival will take place Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. This annual event is hosted by the Mokena Chamber of Commerce and held at McGovney-Yunker Farmstead. In the interests of full disclosure, Mokena Patch is one of the event's entertainment sponsors. This year's Food and Wine Fest blends residents' favorite traditions from past years with a few new participating restaurants, said Nick Nelson, the festival committee chairman. Eleven restaurants will offer a variety of food samples, and each item will be paired with a wine from WineStyles in Frankfort. Participants can sample up to 12 wines, regulated by a punch card that each person will …