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Hi everyone! I’ve been in final production of the new issue which will go to print this weekend. Seize the Day is the theme, and a good one after the last two years. It’s just not normal (even though it happens) to say how scary it is every other day for 6 days to have tornado watches and even a tornado warning here in OKC in October. OKC and surrounding areas are just plain lucky, and what could of happened but didn’t Wednesday morning is good reason to be thankful this year.

And after last years 4 day October ice storm took down so many trees during our normal descent into fall, this year hopefully we will all get to see the colors change peacefully, without any further weather trauma. I mean, I’m just so looking forward to the smallest normal fall and winter happenings after the last two years, you have no idea, due to all of the virus related, political and weather trauma’s we all collectively witnessed in 2020 and 2021. Speaking of that, the Edmond Ice Rink opens at Mitch Park on November 12th! Click here to visit their site for more information!

For me, its the mean spirited dehumanizing behavior that causes me to not want to participate in “getting back to normal”, if that makes any sense to those of you reading, not opposing opinions on a number of things. And, I’m not the only one who feels its difficult to speak to a public who is determined to misunderstand you and dehumanize you without even a) not being self aware to know they are doing so or even worse, b) knowing full well you are doing this and doing it anyway. Let’s work on that in 2022. Being divided by this behavior sucks.

There are some fun things happening for Halloween this month in Downtown Edmond! Stephanie Carel always hosts the Historic Ghost Tours, and this year this will happen for $10 (cash only) Friday 10/29 and Saturday 10/30, and this year the Edmond Police Department will be hosting wagon rides, and the Edmond Fire Department will be hosting a bonfire with s’mores. This couldn’t be more cute if it tried, and I encourage all of you to head down to enjoy this seasonal treat. Here’s more on the event from Stephanie, President of Downtown Edmond Business Association:

Edmond Historic Preservation Trust and Downtown Edmond Presents Historical Ghost Tours, Free Wagon Rides and S’mores 

EDMOND, Okla., October 11,2021 – The Edmond Historic Preservation Trust will be presenting the Annual Historical Ghost Tours with fun activities this year including free wagon rides and s’mores. The walking tours will tell the stories of founding members of our community along with documented ghost stories of Edmond. Tour guides will lead you to different actors portraying these stories. Each tour will last about 45 minutes and will leave every 15 minutes.

Visitors can also enjoy free horse-drawn wagon rides courtesy of the Downtown Edmond Business Association (DEBA) and sponsors. The Edmond Fire Department will also be there with a fire pit to make s’mores and the Edmond Police Department will be there assisting with the wagon rides.

The events will be held on Friday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Oct. 30. Wagon rides will be from 5 – 8 p.m. on the corner of Broadway and Hurd. Ghost tours and s’mores will begin at 6 p.m.

Tickets for the Historical Ghost Tours are $10 and children 10 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Silver Leaf Gems, 15 West Campbell Street in Downtown Edmond or the night of the event.  CASH ONLY PLEASE. For more information email info@downtowntedmondok.com or call (405) 285-9700.

Downtown Edmond Business Association (DEBA) is a membership organization formed by business owners in Downtown Edmond. DEBA holds many family-friendly events throughout the year.

For more information, contact Stephanie Carel at info@downtownedmondok.com or (405) 471-2348

Heard On Hurd Season Finale October 16th in Downtown Edmond from 6-10 pm

The one thing that was super fun this year was Heard on Hurd, even if the schedule was abbreviated due to Covid. Tomorrow, Saturday October 16th will be the season finale, and what a season it was. There was so much musical talent gathered in Edmond this summer, I just cannot wait until next year!

Tomorrow’s event will see so many vendors for shopping who are regulars and who are new to the event, all of your favorite food trucks, and 4 bands will take the stage, instead of 3!

First up will be C’kai at 6:00 pm, then Original Flow (one of my favorites!) at 6:40 pm, and then crowd favorites Beau Jennings & The Tigers at 7:20 and Hotel Nights featuring Chase Kirby at 8:40 pm!

C’Kai will perform at Heard on Hurd October 16th in Downtown Edmond at 6 pm

Original Flow will perform at Heard on Hurd October 16th in Downtown Edmond at 6:40 pm

Beau Jennings & the Tigers will perform at Heard on Hurd October 16th in Downtown Edmond at 7:20 pm

Hotel Nights feat. Chase Kirby will perform at Heard on Hurd October 16th in Downtown Edmond at 8:40 pm

And, while you’re at the event, if you see a volunteer from Citizen’s Bank of Edmond wearing a Heard on Hurd shirt, stop and thank them for putting on Heard on Hurd each month, as it always makes gathering in Downtown Edmond such a pleasure. They would certainly appreciate it, I’m sure.

Citizen’s Bank of Edmond Heard on Hurd volunteers are ready to go for this years season finale Saturday October 16, 2021 in Downtown Edmond from 6-10 pm!

The City of Edmond held a vote of the people in the matter of saving acreage next to Hafer Park and it passed by overwhelming majority on Tuesday.

Here is more information from the City:

I hope all of you who have kids or teach are having a wonderful fall break so far, and hope you stop by Downtown Edmond this month and just have some much needed fun.

Keep your eye out for the digital edition of the new issue of EdmondActive Magazine while the print edition is being printed!

Have a wonderful weekend and please stop by next week to see what’s happening around Edmond.