Tuesday, October 5, 2010

"Neewollah, a Special Celebration."

Did you know that Neewollah is Halloween spelled backwards and now is taking place in a number of communities across the United States, from Oregon to Kansas to New Jersy,

Today, for example the Neewollah festival in Independence, is the largest annual celebration in Kansas, and actually dates back to the end of World War I and the year 1919. It was then that community members decided that they wanted to have a healthy alternative to the destructive vandalism that was being caused by Halloween pranksters each year. Thus Neowollah was born!

Today, with the help of many volunteers, Neewollah is alive and well in many communities. In the Kansas community of Independence for example, these activities are week long and include not only a rodeo, but also many new activities including fun runs, a bike race, a carnival, a chili cook off, band competition, professional performances, musicals, a kiddie parade and even a Queen crowning contest.

Have you experienced a Neewollah community experience?

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