WILLIAMSON – The Action in Mingo (AIM) organization hosted a first annual Halloween parade and costume contest in downtown Williamson Saturday, Oct. 31.
The parade was followed by a Rubber Duck race in the Tug River.
For this event, AIM partnered with The Williamson Park Board, the Williamson Fire Department, the Williamson Police Department, the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department, and the First Responder’s Ambulance Crew. The Williamson Wellness Center provided treat bags for the event.
Mayor Robert Carlton joined in the festivities and handed out candy during the event and assisted with the Rubber Duck Race.
More than 175 rubber ducks were placed in the Tug River for the Rubber Duck Race. The winner received a $200 prize.
She was Sue Cantrell from Gilbert, W. Va. and she won $200 from a $2 ticket.
Following the parade, participants gathered on the Court House steps for the costume contest. Everyone that dressed in costume received gifts.
Prizes were awarded for best costume; best parade float and best decorated ATV.
Due to low turn- out, AIM plans on advertising for the event earlier next year.
The next event AIM is hosting is the Christmas Parade. The Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5. AIM encourages children and their Power Wheels to participate in the Christmas Parade.
For more information contact Jada Hunter, president of AIM, at 304-235-0909.
(Courtney Pigman is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2279.)