Last Cruise-In for the year is Saturday

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These cool, crisp fall mornings are making that first sip of coffee in the morning all that much better. I love fall and I am so glad that it has finally arrived!

Congratulations to the Benton County Minor League Football teams, who played their last games this past Saturday. From flag football to senior league, each of these kids commit to practice, play with their heart, and genuinely love the game. Thank you to the BCMLF football board members for volunteering their time to make sure our kids get to play minor league football!

Upcoming Events

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the “Full Moon and S’mores” hike will be held at the NBF State Park. Meet at the ball field for a 1-mile hike along the Pafford Wilson trail. Wear sturdy shoes, bring bug spray, and a flashlight. S’mores will be provided by the campfire. The cost is $5 per person. For more info., call 731-584-6356.

Coming up this Saturday, Oct. 27, is the “End of the Year Cruise-In Blowout!” Bring your classic ride and register for the $500 cash grand prize! Come out to Ray Smith Chevrolet and enjoy event starting at 3 pm. There will be over $2,000 in cash and door prizes. The Shack will provide concessions.

Also remember “Spooky Saturday” at the Benton County Library on Oct. 27, featuring family-friendly shows with Halloween themes starting at 10 a.m. The library also offers “Terrifying Tuesday,” this week showing “Hocus Pocus” at 5:30 p.m. And of course – don’t forget the Halloween Festival from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 31! For more info., call the library at 731-584-4772.

NBF State Park will host its annual Haunted Trail on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 7-9 p.m. Every year near Halloween the Polk Creek Trail is visited by ghosts and ghouls of all kinds. Take a wagon ride from Shelter 1 to this ghostly site and be prepared for a scare! There is a charge of $1 per person or a canned good for admission. For more info., call 731-584-6356.

If your organization is having a Fall Festival or Trunk-or-Treat, please inform the Chamber at 731-584-8395 so that we can help to promote your event! Thank you all for what you do in Benton County.

Chamber Spotlight

Chamber ribbon cuttings are just my favorite for two great reasons. First, it means that we have a new business, someone that invested their time and money in opening up a new facility in Benton County. Second, if the business in not new, then that means a current business had expanded, and growth is good!

In this case, the Benton County/Camden Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome a brand new business to the county, the DayMaker Café. Join us on Friday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. at the DayMaker Café on the court square to celebrate the Chamber’s newest member.

And if you have not tried any of their menu items, you are definitely missing out. I started this article talking about coffee, and I highly recommend their mocha. Take a friend, take your laptop or tablet, or just stop by for a meal. DayMaker Café is where it’s at, so check them out!

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