ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE
Saturday, April 13
7am to 1pm
at the Wilton Bible Church Parking Lot
Donations of saleable items are still being accepted
Call 687-6002 for details
A Pancake Breakfast will also be available
with proceeds benefiting The Wilton Bible Church Youth
For more info contact Lynn or Kass or call 687-6656.
On Halloween night, my folks would usually take my sister and me to our aunt and uncle’s house in South Sac to go trick or treating because the homes were so few and far between here in Wilton. It was usually a great time to get together again with our cousins while our moms fussed over how cute the costumes were. It was also a night of challenges – “How many blocks can we cover to get the most candy in our bags?” And “How do I keep my sweet toothed aunts from conniving me of some of my night’s haul?”
There were a couple times when we stayed in Wilton instead and went farm to farm. Sis and I got in the car and mom would drive us to each house. Our bounty those nights were never as large as when we went into town. Sometimes the driveways were too long to make it worth the trip and sometimes the houses were too dark to feel comfortable about knocking on the door. Back then, some of those houses were downright scary and could have passed for being haunted. There was one house I remember on a hill and back then it reminded me of an old hotel I had seen in one of Hitchcock’s movies. We even heard stories of a witch that lived in one old house down the road. (We’d always ride our bikes on the other side of the road.)
There are more houses out here now and most are well lit – alleviating any hauntedness. But I’m sure it can still be a challenge for the kids to go trick or treating and get their fair share of sweets. So you folks who are going to stay home with your jack-o-lanterns lit ought to be a bit more generous with the candy to compensate for the inadequate number of homes to visit here in Wilton. Now that’s being friends of Wilton youth.
WHG wishes to thank everyone who made it out to Wilton History Day last Saturday to reminisce “The Roads of Wilton” and the families they were named after. We hope the exhibits were informative and memorable to the longtime residents as well as newcomers and visitors.
Along with all the members of the club who put many hours of work* into making an enjoyable day, we also want to thank the sponsors who contributed financially to the day’s events including Davis Ranch in Sloughhouse, Jim Ring Sr., Merola Nursery, and Friends of Wilton Youth.
Have a great Autumn and we’ll see you next year.
* The wonderfully decorated cupcakes enjoyed at the Over 80s Birthday Party were made by our very own Cindy Jenkins.