The Board of Directors of Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. join in a rousing “thank you” to the 16 young artists in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades of Clifton Middle School, under the guidance of Middle School Art Teacher Kaarn Thomas who created wonderful murals on the windows of participating businesses in the Clifton Forge Historic District.
They especially want to thank the businesses who willingly loaned their windows for this 4rd annual event as part of Haunted Happenings in our community. Those businesses participating included: Club Car, Clifton Forge Antique Mall, Owens Pharmacy, SONA Bank, Fire and Light Gallery, Country Garden Florist, True Value Hardware, Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center, Heirlooms, Bev’s Beauty Shop, Artisans Guild and C&O Historical Society.
They also wish to extend a sincere “thank you” to two wonderful mystery volunteers who served as judges for the occasion. Their results are tallied and here are the winners:
8th grade – 1st, Brent Barr; 2nd, Brianna Reynolds; 3rd, Morgan Hall
7th grade – 1st, Will Vosteen; 2nd, Isabelle Borduas; 3rd, Hannah Chambers
6th grade – 1st, Emily Meadows; 2nd, Emma Nicely; 3rd, Carlee Bates
Halloween time is always exciting in Clifton Forge and this year it was made more so, not only by the wonderful murals created by our Middle School students but by the other “Haunted Happenings” we experienced. The “Wicked Scary” Masonic Theatre tableaus, open to the public three separate evenings, had lines of people down the block waiting to get into the theatre for some hair raising experiences. On Halloween Day, 25 businesses in Clifton Forge opened their doors to children age 4-8, in costume who came to Trick or Treat. In addition, many of these same business employees dressed in their own unique costumes. All the “Haunted Happenings” in Clifton Forge helped make this past week “A Great Time to be Alive in Clifton Forge.”