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It’s a ‘boo-tiful’ time in the neighborhood

Fall has arrived in Geneva!

The colors all around town and in one’s backyard are amazing. Being able to wear a jacket or favorite sweater at night and during the day is a sure sign the season is changing, and downtown merchants are changing right along with the season. Shops are displaying decorating ideas and items for autumn, and restaurants are creating dishes using the fall harvest. Pumpkin ravioli, anyone?

While it may be only October, at the Geneva Chamber we have been in “holiday mode” for a while. Next month, you can look forward to details about the Christmas Walk and House Tour. However, if you can’t wait and Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, get in the spirit by ordering your tickets for the House Tour, which I promise will not disappoint. A call to our office – 630-232-6060 – is all it takes.

Now about the month celebrating ghosts, goblins and Halloween.

How about some wicked fun? The Geneva History Museum Cemetery Walk is offered one more time this month on Oct. 20. Learn about Geneva’s past through those who have passed.

Later this month, on Oct. 27, the Geneva History Museum hosts its Ghost Walk. The walk will be offered four times on that day. Those brave enough to attend will enjoy haunting tales about Geneva’s darker side. Learn about the “ghosts of Geneva” and the places they inhabit, and if you are up for something spookier, try the tour at night. Reservations can be made by calling 630-232-4951.

The Geneva Park District has the right combination of fun and fear. On Oct. 20, a Zombie Apocalypse is happening. On Oct. 27, it’s a crowd favorite – Halloween Hayday – a place where kids of all ages will have fun, especially the little ones. Visit genevaparks.org for all the exciting details.

On Oct. 25, Geneva shops bearing a Trick or Treat flyer in their window welcome little ones from 2 to 5 p.m. for some treats and maybe a few tricks as well. Don’t forget to stop by the Chamber office at 8 S. Third St. Not only will we have goodies, but it is the place to pick up a Geneva Shopping & Dining guide or buy Geneva gift certificates. Of course, you also can buy gift certificates anytime of the year.

Geneva offers many spooktacular ways to enjoy the season. New shops and restaurants have opened, so grab a bite at a local spot or just stroll and delight in the gorgeous gardens and decorated windows all over the downtown.

The Chamber salutes and compliments all the volunteers and merchants who care about Geneva. Thank you for contributing to our BOOtiful city.

Have a happy and safe October!

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