Starting in late October, the City of Edwardsville is hosting three community events for residents.
The fun starts with the next iteration of the Parks & Rec Department's quarterly community meals. The department will host a taco feed on Thursday, October 21, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This will take place inside the Edwardsville Community Center (with seating staged outside, weather permitting). Cost for this event is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for kids. Meals include a serving of chips and queso as well as a water. If you bring a large bag of Halloween candy to donate, you will enter yourself into a chance to win free Parks & Rec youth programming registration in 2022. More details on the Taco Feed can be found on its official Facebook event page HERE.
On Halloween day, Sunday, October 31, the Spooky Express returns to Edwardsville. This neighborhood parade and candy handout started in 2020, when residents were discouraged to go trick-or-treating due to public health concerns. The event proved to be so popular that it will return in 2021! A new twist to the event is the inclusion of ATVs and UTVs. If you have an ATV/UTV and would like to decorate the vehicle and participate in the parade, a sign up link can be found HERE. A final route will be released in the coming days. More up-to-date information on this event can be found HERE.
On Saturday, November 6, KC Disposal will be picking up large and bulky items not normally accepted during regular weekly trash service. Residents may have 2-3 items per household put on the curb for recovery by KC Disposal trucks. More details on this event, including a list of acceptable items can be found on its official Facebook event page HERE.