Community Events

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.

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.

'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.

'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.

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."

Dawgapalooza puts Bulldog pride on display

A sea of orange and blue flooded the entrance to Frank Dutton Field for the 16th annual Dawgapalooza last Friday. The yearly tailgate before the first home football game raises funds for both the Mahomet-Seymour High School athletic and music boosters.

'It's a second family': Color guard remains a Mahomet-Seymour tradition

All eyes were on the 32 color guard members as they launched their flags into the air and carefully maneuvered around the 214-member band during last Friday night's first performance in front of hundreds at the home-opener football game.

'It's a wonderful thing': Mahomet Music Festival brings community together for 'one last hoorah'

Two years ago, Jolene Sowers wanted to know what the Sangamon River Music Festival was all about, but the Tilton resident had no idea just how much that inquiry was about to mean to her.

"My husband (Todd Sowers) proposed to me here two years ago tomorrow," she said.

Now renamed the Mahomet Music Festival, the couple still "make it a point" to come back.

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