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Lots To Do This Weekend In Washington County

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People are in for a busy weekend in Washington County if they attend one of the many events happening in and around Nashville.

Things get going this Friday, October 23, with the annual Nashville Optimist Club Chili Cook-off, happening at the NCHS parking lot from 5 to 7 p.m., just before the Hornets football game against Columbia.

On Saturday, the NCHS Music Boosters (or is it Booooooosters?) are holding their annual Music and Masquerade Dance at the DuBois KC Hall, beginning at 7 p.m.

Also on Saturday is the Trick and Trivia Night at the Nashville Community Center, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Hoyleton Octoberfest is this Saturday as well, and includes their first annual BBQ Championship in the Hoyleton Community Park, with a sampling from the cook-off from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Lots of live music and other events happening there as well.

Sunday is busy too! Beginning at 3 p.m., the Lions Club Halloween Carnival and Parade starts off at the Nashville Community Center. The parade is first, followed by the carnival. The Carnival will be in the gymnasium and Trunk or Treat will be held in the parking lot. Also in the parking lot will be fire trucks, police cars and an ambulance for children to check out.

Back in Hoyleton, there will be a benefit held at the Hoyleton Community Center for Kayla (Wilder) Robinett. Food starts at 12 p.m., while a live auction will be held at 1 p.m., with a silent auction from 1 to 4 p.m.

Not this weekend, but still happening soon is Kaskaskia College’s Haunted Trail. KC students will transform the College’s fitness trail into a Haunted Trail which will be open on Monday, October 26 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information, please call Kelsey Tate at 545-3174.

Also coming up is the Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Club’s annual chili and chicken soup supper, being held at the Trinity Lutheran School Gymnasium on Wednesday, October 28 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

For prices, more times and other information on any of these events, please see the ads in today’s Nashville News. Now get out there and enjoy yourselves –– It’s a great fall weekend!

The Hickory Stick Barbecue Team, ready for the cook off on Saturday in Hoyleton: Gary Hongsermeier, Todd Schaeffer, Nancy Hongersmeier, Scott Mullinex; absent for the photo are Tyler and Misty Schaeffer.