A Wicked Halloween Open House
Thank you to those who attended our Wicked Halloween Open House on Monday, October 31. This year’s theme was “Witches”! Guests were greeted with a witch's caldron, potion bottles, spider webs, spooky music, and more. A spooktacular buffet line was available for lunch.
- Ardie Kuhse, Waukon Economic Development, Wicked Witch of the West from "The Wizard of Oz" (thankfully she left the flying monkeys at home)
- Steph Dugan, Waukon Chamber of Commerce, Teenage Fairy Witch
- Mystery Witch (hovered in the corner all day)
- Val Reinke, Allamakee County Economic Development, Hip Witch
- Terri Lindley, Allamakee County Economic Development, Witch from "Snow White" with her poisonous apples.
We had a Wonderfully Wicked Day!
We would love to share our wicked Halloween fun with our members next year. Any suggestions on how to make this event more tempting, please let us know.
Have a Wickedly Good Year!
Another Successful ATV/UTV Bluff Country Ride
The 2nd Annual ATV/UTV Bluff Country Ride was October 1st. Three groups of approximately 20 units departed Harpers Ferry starting at 8:15 a.m. The groups traveled to Village Creek Bible Camp and were greeted with smiles and freshly baked cookies. Lunch was prepared by the Pork Producers compliments of Waukon Feed Ranch at the top of Mt. Hosmer. A ride across the ridge to Countryside Orchard gave the riders an opportunity to learn about the apple orchard as well as buy apples, jams and pie. As the group made their way south again, a stop at the Driftless Area Education & Visitor Center was scheduled. The riders had an early bird look at the incredible view of the Mississippi River and bluffs from the center. The last stop was at the new Wexford Campground. Barry’s Ice Cream Truck made a special delivery to the riders. The ride was more than 85 miles…it was a full day. Rides like these gives Allamakee County the opportunity to show off the beautiful landscape and businesses and hopefully wet their appetite so they want to return. 33/70 units were from out of the county. We pulled participants from Minnesota and Wisconsin. The ride also brought overnight stays, dining and gas purchases within the county. Thank you to Harpers Ferry Boosters Inc. and Main Street Lansing for your efforts. The event was a success and we are looking forward to the 3rd annual!