Carol Davis and Marge Morris have returned home after a steamboat trip from New Orleans to Memphis on the Mississippi River. The ladies visited the World War II museum, the Nottoway plantation, Natchez, Vicksburg, B.B. King Museum, and Graceland. They enjoyed the food and entertainment on their trip. Carol enjoyed the five live ducks swimming in a fountain pool inside the Peabody Hotel lobby in Memphis. The ducks arrive by elevator from their roof top cage homes all the way down to the lobby floor at 11 a.m. and march back into the elevator to return to their roof top homes at 5 p.m. For over 70 years, each day hundreds of people stand nearby to watch the little parade of ducks. Carol and Marge had a great trip but they did not rest as much as they would have liked to, there was just too much to see!
If you’re looking for a Halloween party, the 50s Roadhouse is having a Halloween party on Saturday, October 27 at 7 p.m. There will be costume contest with prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, so be sure to dress up!
I would like to extend a big shout out to all the people and town clubs who participated in the Love Knights Ferry morning. Orange Blossom 4-H, Odd Fellows, Miller’s Hall, and Community Club all pitched in and a few locals stepped up to pitch in. The Orange Blossom 4-H tackled the garden! It was great to see everyone lending a hand to keep Knights Ferry clean and tidy. A special thank you to the Voortman, Peterson, and Sweet families but most importantly, the children. We hope to see more people out there next year!
The Miller’s Hall Knights Ferry Museum member appreciation evening was a memorable one. The museum looked beautiful in the evening light. Each station had beautifully staged cheese and appetizer platters with a perfectly paired wine. People bustled in and out enjoying the appetizers while they wandered the museum. It was nice to see some familiar faces as well as some new faces from out of town! Below the museum was a shopping “Night in Knights Ferry”. All the businesses on the first floor stayed open late for the special evening.
The Knights Ferry Bobcats faced off with the Roberts Ferry Bears for flag football and volleyball games. They split the day with wins in the 7/8 flag football game and the 5/6 volleyball and losses in the 7/8 volleyball game and 5/6 flag football game.
Red Ribbon Week is next week October 22 through October 26. The students dress in a new theme each day to celebrate the week.
Next Wednesday, October 31 is Halloween and the school will do their annual festivities including class parties, group pumpkin decorating contest, and finishing the morning with a parade down town. If you would like to park your car downtown to pass out candy or goodies to the students, they march down around 11:45 a.m. Please use caution passing through town during this time.
Thursday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m. Community Club meeting
Sunday November 4 All Day Pumpkin Roll!
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