Clerk wins drawing
Wheaton City Clerk Marianne Witt won a large, black, wooden cat through a drawing sponsored by the Wheaton Historical Society and the Wheaton Depot Museum. Funds raised through the drawing and sale of other handcrafted Halloween characters will be used for ongoing expenses at the museum, which is located on Main Street in Wheaton. The drawing was held at the conclusion of the cruise-in sponsored by the Wheaton Street Machines Club on Oct. 6. The cat was built, decorated and donated by Sue and Jerry Wilkins, Wheaton Historical society and Wheaton Depot Museum members. The couple also offered several painted pumpkins and ghosts. The Wheaton Historical Society will hold its annual Fall Festival in the Wheaton City Park on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The event, which is open to the public, offers activities for children and adults, including a costume contest with cash prizes for all age categories. The historical society will offer homemade chili for $2 per bowl and hot and cold drinks for $1 each. L&S Grocery will also donate hot dogs for the event and Coney Island Hot Dogs will be served for $2 each. Mike England, of Wheaton, will offer free train rides during the event. Other activities include: an auction, free games for children and the distribution of treats to youngsters attending the event. L&S Grocery will co-sponsor the Fall Festival for the second consecutive year. Pictured above, from left, are: Witt and Sue Wilkins.