Arts and Entertainment

Museum of the Grand Prairie’s Halloween celebration is just good old-fashioned fun

The Museum of the Grand Prairie was all abuzz with more than 200 visitors for its annual Old Timey Halloween event last Friday. Mahomet resident Stan Stafford said he discovered the event while searching for Halloween activities for daughters Bianca, 9, and Daisy, 6.

"This was the first thing that popped up," he said.


'It's like kid heaven': Grace Church's Harvest Party puts family fun on display

Families with children of all ages gathered at Grace Church last Friday for the church's annual Harvest Party.

Activities included trick-or-treating, bounce houses, a magic show, a photo booth, raffle and guessing games, a cupcake walk and carnival games.

Mike Case, Grace Church's family life pastor, emphasized the event was free and open to everyone in the community.


Burgwald Eye Center's Trunk or Treat pulls Mahomet together

With Main Street's businesses decked out in Halloween hoopla in celebration of Burgwald Eye Center's fourth annual Trunk or Treat last Friday, it's easy to see why Mike and Kayla Smith decided to plant their family roots in Mahomet.


'Practicing for Halloween': Treats in Town a fun dress rehearsal for early trick-or-treating

Mahomet kicked off the first of its Halloween festivities with Mahomet Parents Network's Treats in Town Saturday. The event had businesses in the Commercial Drive, Eastwood Commons, Main Street and Oak Street areas opening their doors to trick-or-treaters and their families.

"It's kind of like a walk through for trick-or-treating," Christopher Whelchel of Mahomet said.


'It was surreal': Marching Bulldogs win big at University of Illinois competition

The measure of success isn't determined by a final outcome, rather it's a continual effort and dedication applied over a period of time. The Marching Bulldogs used this formula across its season, and on Saturday, the band members' efforts paid off tenfold as they swept the 48th annual Illinois Marching Band Championships Class 3A awards at the University of Illinois' Memorial Stadium.


Twist and Shout Dance and Cheer studio continues building character, providing fun

Madison Ade joined Twist and Shout Dance and Cheer's studio shortly after it opened, and now, 10 years later, she's not looking back.

The 13-year-old is enrolled in a Jazz 3 class and also enjoys dancing along to hip-hop music as well as performing musical theater.

"I really just enjoy dancing in general," Ade said. "It's relaxing and fun."

The hardest part?


Mahomet-Seymour Homecoming

Bulldog pride was on full display during last week’s homecoming celebrations. Activities included hall decorations, class color day, powderpuff football games and a homecoming parade with an “Under the Sea” theme.


Bulldog pride on full display during homecoming parade

Orange and blue everything decked the streets of Mahomet during last week's homecoming parade. The parade start time moved from its typical Friday afternoon to Wednesday evening, but that didn't stop hundreds from flocking to the parade route's Division, Elm, Franklin, Main and State streets.


One for all and all for fun: Community gathers at Mahomet Christian Church's fall festival

Mahomet Christian Church's second annual fall festival brought community members together for an afternoon of activities and fellowship.

"It's nice to see everybody," attendee and church member Wilma Dyson said. "It's fun to see people in the community I may not have run into for a long time."


A new tune: Choral directors set to continue a Mahomet-Seymour proud tradition

A standing-room-only pops concert last May to bid farewell to beloved choral instructor Jill Rinkel was quite the introduction for Mahomet-Seymour Junior High's newest choral instructor, Brian Lonergan.

"It was packed the whole way up," Lonergan said. "That was pretty special."


 
 
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