Well, the weather turned fairly nice and over 500 people strolled the streets of Corning to sample the goodies, look at the new holiday merchandise, did a little shopping and greeted friends along the way. A big thank you to all our local merchants who put out the red carpet all over town. It seems we always have a little difficulty getting everyone to meander off of Davis Avenue and visit our businesses on Benton or those further afield, like the Extension office, fitness center, Corning Family Chiropractic, Farm Bureau, and the Mini Mart. For those of you who missed out, the food was great, people were fabulous, and I even was able to get my flu shot! We also thank all of you who took the time out of your busy schedules to participate and sample all the goodies, as well as the American Legion for hosting the soup supper. Again this year, (and never by design) no two recipes were the same. Don’t forget the next big holiday event with the lighted parade on November 29. The American Legion is looking for some pie makers to enter their contest and will be serving up some nice, hot soup to start the evening out right. Our jolly visitor from the North Pole will be in town to hear if you’ve been naughty or nice, hayrides around town will be available and stores will be open late, so make plans to celebrate with us.