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September 14, 2008
                         ith fall approaching it is time once again to consider all the events associated with the end of summer and the beginning of winter. One such event is the annual Halloween Party hosted by Dick and Cleen Poquette and held on the grounds of their spacious Village of Hobart compound.

Poquette used the campus at one time to operate his automobile repair business which has been moved to the Highway 54 site the former L&E Machine headquarters thus vacating a large area now to be used exclusively for parties and gatherings. The couple held their 25 year anniversary in the structure located to the rear of the living space at 747 Florist Drive.

Speculation on the date of the party ended last week as the couple announced the optimum weekend and day which would fit in with everyone's plans. Saturday November 1 was chosen after a short discussion about having it on Friday Night October 31 with the latter date being rejecting by Richard citing past parties always occurring on a Saturday evening.

Once again the couple immediately spoke out against guests arriving with loaded weapons so they ask that you please leave your guns at home. As in past years it will be a BYOB (bring your own bottle) party so you entirely welcome to bring the alcohol of your choice. Costumes will again be judged this year and the winner or winners will receive the prize and trophy for best duds.

Food will consist of the usual snacks and hot dishes and of course the popcorn machine will be on hand popping up "heaven in a bag" as in the past.

Contests will include a Dirty Dancing Contest, The Newly Wed Game, and a new contest timed to Halloween music to be unveiled at the party November 1st.

Music is once again provided by yours truly along with smoke.

Everyone is welcome so tell your friends and bring them along as we celebrate Halloween at the Poquette homestead. The original "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast will again begin at 6:30 PM for those interested. 

Sunday October 26th. is the date selected by Jean Poquette-Hansen for her annual pumpkin carving party. Poquette-Hansen hosts the affair every year for the poor children of the family to be able to spend time together and get to know their relatives.

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Dick and Cleen sing a welcome greeting to all attending the Halloween party
Poor children have a good time at least once a year at "Pumpkin Carving" hosted By Jean Poquette-Hansen at her Greenleaf home
Those attending bring a dish to share with others and a pot luck lunch is served.

Children are allowed to take their pumpkins much to the chagrin of Poquette-Hansen's fiance James Seidl who would be pleased to keep all the pumpkins around adorning the Greenleaf home.

Exact times and lunch requirements are to be announced later and will be published in future newsletters.

That's all the news that is news, see ya.