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Send Edgar news to: phone: 715-223-2342 fax: 715-223-3505 P.O. Box 677 103 West Spruce Street Abbotsford, WI 54405 Event cancelled

The PCCW of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Edgar has decided to cancel its annual Christmas bazaar, fish fry and raffle in 2020 due to COVID-19 uncertainties and concerns. The group hopes this event can be held in November 2021.

Halloween tips

Edgar Public School has announced COVID-19 safety tips for people who will participate in Halloween trick or treating on Saturday, Oct. 31, 3-5 p.m.

These are tips for trick or treaters:

_ Trick or treat with only people you live with to minimize infection.

_ Trick or treat only in the neighborhood you live in to reduce the possible spread of disease.

_ Wear a mask to reduce risk. Make the mask part of a Halloween costume.

_ Maintain six feet of separation of social distance to minimize spread of disease.

_ Bring hand sanitizer.

_ Let candy sit for 72 hours to make sure it is disease free, There are also tips for people handing out treats:

_ Place a bowl of treats outside your door so trick or treaters won’t be crowded into a bottle neck and treats can be offered without people getting too close.

_ Consider placing hand sanitizer by the bowl of treats.

The school recommends only outside Halloween activities and not to hold Halloween parties. Maintain six foot social distancing.

ATV safety

The Village of Edgar has reminded residents of safety

rules for ATV operators travelling on village streets.

_ No person under 12 years of age may operate an ATV for any reason.

_ All ATV safety certified operators age 12-15 must also be accompanied by an adult except for operation for agricultural purposes with adult supervision.

_ All ATV operators and passengers under the age of 18 are required to wear a minimum DOT standard ATV or motorcycle helmet with the chin strap properly fastened. Bicycle helmets do not meet this requirement.

Dementia sessions

The Marathon County Public Library will offer upcoming sessions and Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association will present a Zoom virtual program on Alzheimer’s and dementia on Thursday, Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. there will be a second virtual Zoom meeting on dementia on Thursday, Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Mourning discussed

The Marathon County Historical Society and Marathon County Public Library will sosponsor a Halloween-themed virtual Zoom presentation “At Rest: Death and Mourning Customs” on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2-3 p.m.

Virtual book club

The Marathon County Public Library Virtual Book Club will host a discussion of “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini on Monday, Oct. 12, 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. This session will be held on the online GoToMeeting platform.

Grab & Go

Stop by the Edgar Branch Public Library every week from now through Oct. 30 to pick up a bundle of crafts, books and other activities that will allow you to conduct your own story time at home. Each week the Edgar branch will offer a different theme of books and crafts for families to pick up. Make an appointment for a visit or for curbside pickup to participate. This is a free opportunity with a limit of one bundle per family. For more information, call 715-352-3155.