Fireside Tales returns to Simon Moon Park


With fall on the horizon, the City of Westfield and the Westfield Washington Public Library will once again partner for the ninth annual Fireside Tales.

The free event takes place around the fire pit at Simon Moon Park, 2710 171st St. Each event is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dates are Oct. 9, Oct. 16 and Oct. 23. New Joy Lutheran Church ELCA is sponsoring the program.

“Each night has a different theme and story told,” said Alexa Lingg, community events coordinator for the City of Westfield. “We give out s’mores kits. The kids can play on the playground and there are crafts available.”

A representative from the WWPL will read a fall-themed story to children.

“Traditionally, Vicki Parker has read themed stories to the children,” said Kelley Wells, community events coordinator for the City of Westfield. “She has recently retired and we will miss her enthusiasm at this event. This year, Leanne Frownfelter, the new children’s librarian, and Nancy Haggard, children’s manager, will be providing the stories and crafts for the children. We are excited to welcome them to this fun event.”

Organizers say the the event is a way to bring the community together with a fun, family friendly fall activity.

“It is a great way to engage with the young families in the Westfield community,” Wells said. “We also enjoy partnering with the library. The attendees always have a great time. They love that it is a free event and an opportunity to make memories with their families and friends.”

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