Skeletober in La Grange
Name: Skeletober in La Grange
Date: October 10, 2017 - October 31, 2017
La Grange has plenty of spirit this month when 48 five-foot-tall skeletons lounge in front of local businesses beginning Oct. 10. This is the second year that the La Grange Business Association is organizing a display that features dozens of skeletons posing in various themes. Each friendly skeleton is sponsored by a local business as a way of inviting visitors to explore La Grange.
Visitors are encouraged to take pictures with the lively skeletons and post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by tagging the La Grange Business Association, the sponsoring business and using #skeletober to be entered in a random drawing for a prize package valued at $1000. (One winner chosen at random on Oct. 31, 2017; drawing is not sponsored, endorsed, administered or associated with Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.)
A map to all of the skeletons, participating merchants and special offers is available here.
Part of the fun this month also includes the Halloween Walk, a trick-or-treat parade for kids led by the Greater La Grange YMCA held on Saturday, October 28. Line-up starts at 9:30am at Cossitt School playground and the walk is held 10am - noon with treats provided by local businesses. When the walk ends at noon, the YMCA will provide crafts for kids and pumpkin bowling on the lawn near the fountain at Village Hall.
The main sponsor of Skeletober is Steve Jasinski, a realtor with Baird & Warner; the display is also held with the support of the Village of La Grange.
"Skeletober does a great job of highlighting all of the terrific amenities that make La Grange a great place to live," said Jasinski. "And it's an event that emphasizes the fact that so many unique and diverse businesses have made their home here in La Grange, too."
Neighborhood businesses that are displaying a skeleton include:
Anderson's Bookshop, Antonino's Ristorante, Baird & Warner, Barrel House Social, Baird & Warner La Grange, Battistoni and Beam Orthodontics, Boyce Chiropractic, Cold Stone Creamery, The Dailey Method, Dig Right In Landscaping, Di Nico's Pizza, Francesca's Bellezza, Fireside Wood-Fired Pizza, Gemini Gymnastics Academy, Greater La Grange YMCA, The HIT Locker, The Hot Dog & Burger Company, Horton's Home Lighting, Impact Dance Studio, JAYNE, Kama Bistro, Kathy Dierkes State Farm Insurance, Kitchen Tune-Up La Grange, La Buona Vita, La Grange Area Historical Society, La Grange Business Association, La Grange Camera, La Grange Public Library, Lilett' Candies Gourmet Chocolate Shop, Linnea Jewelers, Mother Cluckers Comedy, Nicksons Eatery, Olivaceto, Orangetheory Fitness, Palmer Place, prasino, Q-BBQ, Red Mango, Right Fit, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Santiago's Mexican Restaurant, Smothers Realty Group, Steak + Vine, Steve Jasinski of Baird & Warner, Ten West Salon, We're Nuts, Whisper Me Home, Veni Vidi Val and Vino e Birra.