As we say goodbye to summer, we also say hello to the coolness of fall which brings with it the beauty of the changing landscape. For some of us, the fall is a time to fondly remember the warm days of summer and turn our attention back to the tasks at hand. If you are not already a member of the Back Mountain Chamber, now is a great time to join. We are a growing organization, the continuing goal of which is to be a productive and substantial presence in the Back Mountain.
This year’s cultural event on Sept. 8, Back to Country, was a huge success with great food, music, dancing and community spirit. Thank you again to the Cultural Event Committee members for all their hard work.
The Haunted Hay Ride at the Irem Temple Country Club will run from Sept. 29 through Oct. 30 and will be open from 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and from 7 to 10 p.m. Sundays. This is the area’s newest Haunted Attraction, so make sure to check it out. Admission is $12.
On Oct. 20, the BMC will have its annual Economic Summit Federal Reserve Breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus.Speaker will be Mr. Ryo Tashiro from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Registration is available on the BMC website.
The Huntsville Golf Club and the Back Mountain Chamber are hosting a Fall Festival and Charity Chili Cook off from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 at the Huntsville Golf Club in Lehman. The event is open to the public. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 570-674-6545. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for children and free for children age 5 and under. Children are encouraged to dress in their Halloween costumes. There will be games for the children, hay rides, pumpkin decorating, balloon animals, face painting and a magic show. Enjoy the menu prepared by Huntsville and taste samples of the chili prepared by celebrity chefs. All proceeds will benefit the Back Mountain Meals for Kids Program.
Lastly, it is with deep sadness that we note the passing of two Back Mountain Chamber members, Dr. Doug Ayers and Attorney Gary Michak. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families.