Boo In The Park

Dear Editor,

The All-American Days Festival Committee would like to thank everyone for making the 7th Annual Boo In The Park a great success. We had around 600 kids again this year and with parents and also some grandparents we had close to 2,000 people in the park that night. The weather cooperated and everyone had a wonderful time. There were 20 stations again this year, a puppet show, movies, hayrides by The Alert Fire Department, and a magician. After the children left the Boo In The Park they crossed Guernsey Street to The First United Methodist Church where they were having Trunk Or Treat and also giving the kids free hot dogs, snack cakes, and hot chocolate. Thank you for your participation in this fun event.

Boo In The Park would not be possible without our sponsors. Please thank them for helping us to put on this event. A big thank you goes out to Belmont Savings Bank, Riesbecks, Primerica, Bellaire Hardware, Family Market, La Roche Tree Service, Noble Energy, Chirp’s Auto Body, Lew Delbert/Snyders of Berlin, MOS, Klempa Construction, Max Concessions, Gattos, Belmont County Veterans Office, Domino’s, McDonalds, Dr. Erica Booth, The Alert Fire Department, Bellaire Park District, Belmont Community Hospital, Country Club Retirement Campus, EMT Services, Edens Auto Ranch, Ohio River Valley Elks, WTRF, United Bank, Bauknecht – Altmeyer Funeral Home, Forest Hills Community Center Assoc, Bellaire Harbor Services, St. Mary and Martha Guild of the Trinity Episcopal Church, Rigas Restaurant, Bella Pizza, John Leonard, Jim Williams, Betty Flanagan, Georgia Johnson,and whomever else made candy and monetary donations.

I would also like to thank Russ Burkhart and his crew for cleaning the park and getting it ready for this event and Shanna and Bernie Walker, Nancy Raeder and Russ Meighan, Bob Bennett, Gloria Lemasters and everyone that started at 10 a.m. that morning to transform the park into a Halloween adventure. A lot of work goes into this and we really appreciate your dedication.

We would also like to thank those that manned the stations, some we even had to pull out of the waiting crowd because we did not have enough people to help. Those that devoted their evening to work the stations were Shanna Walker, Bernie Walker, Ron Lemasters, Gloria Lemasters, Nancy Raeder, Russ Meighan, Marianne Finan, Linda Davis, Chad Campbell, Cathy Chirpas, Steve Chirpas, Diane Conroy, John Leonard, Jeannie Leonard, Wanda Miller, Toni Giannetta, Betty Serafin, Janie Ware, Roxanne Bennett, A.J. Bennett, Robert Bennett, Mariya Fitzpatrick, Dr. Erica Booth, Dana Ronevich, Bill Swoyer and his workers from EMT Services, Belmont County Veterans Office, Pam Eden, Sharon Seevers, Jimmy Difabrizio, Bobbie Jo Maguire, Matt Coffland, Jim Nicholson, Mary Carolyn Nicholson, Rose Durant, Jeff Durant, Jessica Rine and whoever else worked stations.

A big thank you goes out to Dave Maguire and Bobby Bennett from the Alert Fire Department for furnishing and running the hayrides all evening and for the clean up crew that consisted of Bob Bennett, Robert Bennett, Gloria Lemasters, Janie Ware, Bobbie Jo Maguire, Bobby Bennett, Dave Maguire, Roxanne Bennett, A.J. Bennett and Pat Kneissner, who went all through the park picking up trash.

A great big thank you goes out to each and everyone of you. Without all of your hard work and dedication, we would not be able to put these free events on and thank you to the parents that brought their children to participate in this free, safe, fun event. If anyone would like to help with future events please call Lou Ann at 740-676-4817.

The All- American

Days Festival Committee