|F||Autumn and Halloween themed activities are planned for Broadway Nights in Monett this Friday.|
Merchants will be open late on Friday, offering a special opportunity to shop and socialize. A variety of special sales opportunities will be offered. Bruner's Pharmacy will have special discounts on Halloween items. Brownsberger's and The Trunk will be among those with fall fashions and sales.
The Front Page will offer new Christmas inventory and new fall coats at 60 percent off. Peppers and Company will have samples of a new cheese dip that will be added to the store's stock. Connie's Photography will offer pet portraits with the pet alone or with the owner from 4 to 8 p.m.
Other stores will have new merchandise available.
A new business, Broadway Resale, at 223 E. Broadway, will be open for its first Broadway Nights. The store will be offering new and slightly used clothes, household goods, art and jewelry from the Silpada line.
The big event of the evening will be a "Howloween" Pet Parade and Costume Contest. Pet owners are invited to bring their special animal friends to the parking lot at Third and East Broadway. There is a $5 entry fee. Registration must be made by 5:30 p.m. on Friday or in advance at Connie's Photography or at Blessings Books and Gifts.
The parade will begin at 6 p.m. and go from Third to Fifth Street on the south side of Broadway then back on the north side. A panel of three judges will evaluate the entries and pick winners in the categories of scariest costume, cutest costume, most unusual costume and owner-pet look-alike.
Participants will gather at a stage on Fourth Street after the parade for a final promenade. Winners will be announced after all the entries have made their final walk.
Prizes will be worth $30 in each category, composed of cash or gift certificate combos. Participating merchants are Walmart, Ruff Cuts, FarmPro, Race Brothers, Pet Parlor, Connie's Photography and Blessings Books and Gifts.
Following the parade, Denali Dreams at 316 E. Broadway will host a "Stupid Pet Tricks for Treats" contest beginning at 7 p.m. Participation is open to anyone with no entry fee required.
Live music for the evening will be provided by classical guitarist Robert Palmert at Denali Dreams, and Neva Welters will play her hammered dulcimer at Mocha Jo's, at 404 E. Broadway.