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Several Fall Events Are Coming Up

Ellie Douglass as the ghost of Odile Pratte Valle during lst year’s Deja Vu Spirit Reunion.

In a spooky October that has included a Homecoming parade on Friday the 13th, there are more goose bumps in store.

French Colonial America will put on its annual Night of the Werewolf, Saturday, Oct. 21. A lantern-led tour around the historic district will allow visitors to watch Ste. Genevieve’s colonial militia safeguard the town from werewolves, one of which always seems to turn up for the event.

It also gives participants a chance to enjoy s’mores and cider around the campfire while listening to werewolf stories and folklore. Hours are 7-9 p.m.

Children under 16 are not admitted without an adult. This is an all-weather event. It is not recommended for children under 10.

The next Saturday, Oct. 28, will be the annual Déjà vu Spirit Reunion in historic Memorial Cemetery. The event is an annual fundraiser by the Foundation For Restoration of Ste. Genevieve to help preserve the historic burying grounds.

It features locals portraying the ghosts of various colonial era Ste. Genevieve residents, such as Jean Baptiste Valle, Odile Valle Pratt, and Senator Lewis Linn, who tell their stories to visitors at their graves. Hours are 5:30-8 p.m.

One non-spooky event also takes place in late October.

The Community Services Forum will host a Drive-Thru Drug Take Back Event on Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to noon at the Ste. Genevieve Firehouse and the Bloomsdale Medical Centre.

This biannual event allows residents to safely dispose of expired or unwanted medications, including over-the-counter drugs, pet medicines, EpiPens, and needles. There is no charge.

Improper disposal can lead to hazards like accidental ingestion and environmental pollution.

For inquiries, contact Happy Welch at 573-883-5400.

November, meanwhile, will see the annual Pecanapalooza festival on Nov. 4 and the Cookie Crumb Trail on Nov. 11.