Letter: Michael Oaks, et al, Purcellville

Editor: Another successful Halloween Block Party is now history. We must thank Mother Nature for absolutely perfect weather. Thousands upon thousands ascended on 21st Street in old town Purcellville in costume or to check out the costumes.

We awarded over $2,000 in cash and trophies to the best costumes in six categories. The judges had some tough decisions to make this year. Let us give a big thank you to County Chairwoman Phyllis Randall, Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce President Tony Howard, Purcellville Vice Mayor Karen Jimmerson, Councilman Ryan Cool and Magnolias owner Shawn Malone. Great job Judges. For the third year now Dave Wright was the emcee who conducted all the festivities and also kicked off this year’s Block Party with a performance by Last Ham Standing; the crowd loved them.

The most important part of this event is the generosity of the sponsors. Without them there would be no Purcellville Halloween Block Party. A big thank you goes to Ken Nichols, for the use of his parking lot where all the action takes place. Our Monster sponsors are Matt Bowe Build Design, Purcellville Pediatric Dentistry, Mountain View Medical Associates, House Paws Animal Hospital of Round Hill, Dominion Tea and La Dolce Vita Gelato.  Also Nichols Hardware, Catoctin Creek Distillery, Casa Tequila Bar & Grille, Western Loudoun Chiropractic, Bank of Clarke County, Long & Foster Lydia Clark, Nichols, It’s Bazaar on 21st Street, Hunt Country Jewelers, Atoka Properties, John Chapman Family, Town Council Member Doug McCollum, Magnolias at the Mill, and Middleburg Bank.

Thank you to the Friends of the Block Party for your donations: Dilzer Eye Care, Sarah Huntington Photography, Joy’s Dream Bakery, My Deli and Café, Vice Mayor Karen Jimmerson, Town Council Member Ryan Cool, Town Council Member Kelli Grim, Town Council Member Nedim Ogelman, Town Council Member Chris Bledsoe and Raven’s Revenge.

A special thank you to the Town of Purcellville for the use of the Police and Public Works departments; Melanie Scoggins, manager of Parks and Recreation; and Town Manager Rob Lohr. His staff is awesome. We even saw him out there on the street lending a helping hand. Thank You.

Pictures from this year’s event are being posted on Facebook and purcellvillehalloween.com.

See you next year.

Michael Oaks, Kim Patterson, Hillary Coley

Halloween Block Party organizers

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