Rotary Halloween parade this Sunday

Rotary Halloween parade this Sunday

The annual Rotary Halloween Parade is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 25, from 3 to 5 p.m.

It is a stationary parade, with the start at the west side of the old Rural King and the exit at the south part of the Carlinville Plaza between the Area Diesel building and the USDA building.

This year’s theme is the roaring 20s.

Rotarians, wearing masks and gloves to abide by health department guidelines, will be handing out candy to parade attendees.

“It won’t be our tradition parade, but it will be a different, fun experience,” said Carlinville Rotary president Heather DeNeve.

Community and civic organizations will be participating. In addition, there will be a performance by the Carlinville High School band.

Rotarians want to thank the community for their continued support, DeNeve said.

Rotary queen, king chosen

The 2020 Rotary King and Queen court includes seniors Chance Pointer, the son of Joseph Pointer; Eryn Seal, daughter of Nicky and Justin Boente; Gracie Reels, daughter of John and Melissa Reels; Jeffrey Nejmanowski, son of Donna Wise and Mike Nejmanowski; Madeline Bouillon, daughter of Tim and Alta Bouillon; and Kyle Bloome, son of Mark Bloome; juniors Briana Sanchez, daughter of Shalena and Tony Maberry and Eli Ratcliff, son of Eric and Amy Ratcliff; sophomores Madalynn Bloome, daughter of Jacob and Brandee Bloome; and Kolton Costello, son of Billy and Holly Costello; and freshman Elizabeth Welsh, daughter of Rebecca Welsh and Josh and Marcy Welsh; and Jack Goby, son of Kathleen and Wade Schmidt and Jason and Jayme Goby.

In a class-wide decision among seniors to select the 2020 queen, Madeline Bouillon received 27 votes (46.6 percent) for queen, which was just one more than Gracie Reels 26 (44.8 percent). Eryn Seal was named on five ballots (8.6 percent).

For the 2020 king, Chance Pointer received 35 votes (60.3 percent), which was head of Kyle Bloome’s 14 votes (24.1 percent) and Jeffrey Nejmanowski’s nine votes (15.5 percent).