EDMOND, Okla – Rotary Club of Edmond continued a busy Autumn season of service by volunteering at the city’s premier biking event Cycle 66, having fun with trick-or-treaters at Edmond’s community trunk-or-treat event and serving hot chocolate at Deck the Downtown.
3 members participated by dressing up, decorating their booth with a festive theme, and handed out yummy treats to a huge crowd at the annual Trunk or Treat event at Mitch Park. 
The event took place on Saturday, October 28 at the Multi Activity Center in Mitch Park. 
“It was estimated that thousands of people in and around the Edmond community came out to the event. We handed out several buckets of candy and had great community engagement. It was a great opportunity for Rotary to help bring smiles and holiday entertainment to so many families.”
Besides enjoying decorated booths and candy, children played games, and had lots of food truck options at the free event. 
Members of Rotary Club of Edmond decorated booths and handed out candy at Mitch Park’s annual Trunk or Treat event. The event was held Saturday, Oct. 28.
The City of Edmond became a bicycle enthusiast’s perfect place to hit the Mother Road on Sunday, November 5, 2023. More than 700 cyclists from 12 states enjoyed top-notch touring and racing, and experienced a place known for its active community full of local merchants waiting to share in the fun and adventure. 
Rotary Club of Edmond members volunteered at the 3rd Annual Cycle 66 SAG wagon along historic Route 66 which provided food, drink and other assistance to cyclists in need. One club member brought boys from The Genesis Project, a local residential treatment center for abused boys, to volunteer. The event helped the boys learn to return the favor of support to a community that cares for them throughout the year.
Jennifer Thornton, Rotarian, Cycle 66 Board Chair and Edmond Tourism Director, said the event was a success. "This is one of the best events in Edmond.  We’re riding for a purpose and gearing up for the Route 66 Centennial in 2026.” 
The Cycle 66 urban/rural bicycling tour began and ended in downtown Edmond, featuring four distinct routes and a criterium race. All registration fees were donated to three charities: Oklahoma Route 66 Association, Bike Club and the Velo Cycling Club.  
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Boys from The Genesis Project residential treatment center hand out Cycle 66 patches to participants of the event’s criterium race. By volunteering, they learned to give back to a community that gives to them. The event was held Nov. 5 in downtown Edmond.
Starting a new tradition, the City of Edmond hosted a Deck the Downtown and Festival Marketplace on Tuesday, November 14, 2023. Many people showed up to see the lighting of the Christmas tree and enjoy hot chocolate, s’mores, crafts, photos with Mr. & Mrs. Clause and more. Six Rotarians served over 650 cups of hot chocolate to those in attendance.
Rotarians serve hot chocolate at Deck the Downtown on Tuesday, November 14.