This mid-month newsletter will tell you about our plans for a very public activity on Saturday, October 24, 2020. That is one week before Halloween which is the main reason why we are calling it “Eerie on the Erie.”
Actually the event starts on Wednesday, October 21, at Lauraville Landing between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. when 200 pumpkins will be handed out to youth and adults who want to take a pumpkin home to carve and return on Saturday morning between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. There are two rewards for carving a pumpkin. One is the chance to win a raffle (a free ticket being handed out on Saturday morning). The other is the opportunity to take the pumpkin home in the evening after it is used to light the way for those who walk a shortened trail east of Lauraville Landing. Both adults and youth can participate.
The first event of “Eerie on the Erie” will be the opportunity to take a tour of the Maple Grove Cemetery either at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. This is a non-scary event but very informative as many of Clyde’s historical people are buried there. People should park at the entrance of the Cemetery. To get to the cemetery, take the eastward street (Redfield) that is just south of the Route 414 bridge over the Canal. Bend around the hill for less than a mile and the cemetery will be in view. People will socially distant. Masks will be provided for those who need one. The tour leaders will be Hugh Miner and Nicole Malbone.
The events of the afternoon at Lauraville Landing will begin at 3 p.m. That is when people can go to a registration table and sign in. That is when one of the bands will be playing. That is also when people can check out art and craft vendors. That will be available between 3 and 6 p.m.
From 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will be the time that younger children with their adults can take a shortened trail walk that will include a story being told as they walk along. The walks will continue over a period of time so that unrelated people can be socially distanced.
At 5 p.m. the second of the two bands who are coming will start its performance. The bands will be located under the pavilion. Those needing a place to sit and be covered will be able to take advantage of the public school’s loan of some tents. Please bring your own lawn chairs and/or blankets.
From 6:30 to 8:30 the eerie walk on the trail will be held for the older attendees.
At 7 p.m. two activities will be going on. One, for the younger children, there will be at story-telling site. For those who are older, a great “B” movie will be shown. The added incentive for staying for these events will be the free cider and donuts.
In case there are updates to this information that I have given, check out the Facebook pages for ClydeSPAN or the Clyde-Savannah Central School. And we give a thank you to the Village of Clyde for its guidance.
Thanks for “listening.”