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With summer drawing to a close, crops are being harvested, the leaves are starting to change color, we are enjoying cooler days and sweatshirts in the evening, and Halloween will be here soon.

While we will not be able to have some of our traditional events, the City of Salem will have many opportunities for you and your family to celebrate this special time of year.

As always, we will designate Saturday, October 31st from 6 pm -8 pm for kids to go door to door throughout our community.

Community members may also take part in the pumpkin walk
around the square sponsored by Washington County Tourism and stick around for the Halloween Parade starting at 5:30 pm.

Outside of trick-or-treating, it is a nice time of year just to spend time on the square.

Go take a look at the recent renovations at the Courthouse, the beautiful center of our community.

While you are there, visit our many local businesses or grab a bite to eat.

I know our friendly business owners would love to see you.

Downtown Salem also offers the Salem Public Library, The
Depot Railroad Museum, and the John Hay Center and Pioneer Village.

Milder temperatures offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy the many outdoor activities Salem has to offer, as well.

Get outside and take a walk on the walking path around Salem
Community Schools and the YMCA, or the hiking trails at Lake Salinda and the Knobstone.

Lake Salinda, Delaney Park and Lake John Hay also offer great fishing this time of year.

As Mayor, I am always working to promote everything the City of Salem has to offer and to ensure that our team here at the City keeps our community safe, clean, friendly, and enjoyable
for all.

Although we are faced with a few limitations this year, I hope you will take the time to explore the City of Salem this Fall.