The Baldwin Beacon
Special Edition: Community Input & Halloween
We have a few updates and reminders on this rainy Thursday!
A Place for Everyone: A Community Conversation in Baldwin City
Don’t forget the Community Input session of the Council’s Strategic Planning is taking place this evening in the basement of Baldwin First United Methodist Church. If you plan to attend, here a couple of things to remember:
Masks are required per the venue policy. If you don’t have one, masks will be provided.
Please enter via the door on the east side of the church, from the church parking lot.
The event is from 6pm-8:30pm.
If you didn’t register, no worries - we want you to come if you can! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a minute to let us know you’re attending.
Don’t know what we’re talking about? Here’s all the information.
Halloween is Sunday…
and Baldwin City is celebrating as a community on Saturday evening from 5-8. Get downtown to enjoy Halloween Chocolate Adventures at the Lumberyard Arts Center, Harry Potter themed activities at the Library, business trick or treating, a Spookific Basement Maze at City Hall, Route 56 Zone in Sullivan Square with the Chamber, and Trunk or Treat with Baker Serves.
Want to participate? Decorate your trunk, show up at 4:30, and hand out candy to the hordes of ghouls and goblins! No RSVP necessary, just come ready for fun!
Advance voting is now underway! Registered voters can cast their ballots in person at the Elections Office, 711 W 23rd St., or Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts St., at the following times: • 8 am-6 pm, Tuesday-Friday • 9 am-1 pm, Saturday • 8 am-noon, Monday (Nov. 1).
Advance voting is also available from 9am-1pm at the Baldwin City Fire Station, located at 610 High Street.
Get all the information on Douglas County Elections at the County’s Hub here, and whatever you do, go VOTE!
Save the Date
Douglas County will be hosting a virtual Community Listening Session about the membership size of the Board of County Commissioners. The session will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, using Zoom. Individuals also can attend at the County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts Street. County Clerk Jamie Shew will provide a presentation about the process for moving from the current three-member board to a five-member board. After the presentation, individuals will be able to ask questions and provide comment.
Have a lovely, exciting, fun Halloween weekend!