(Submitted photo)
(Submitted photo)
A Headless Horseman, pumpkin bowling and other fall activities will be part of the "Pumpkins, Gourds and Squash" First Friday events in Vevay.

A friendly Headless Horseman plans to roam through the streets during the November First Friday events from 6 to 9 p.m. New this year, visitors may pose for photos with the Headless Horseman on Liberty Street beside the Courthouse throughout the evening.

The Switzerland County Visitors Center will host pumpkin bowling for youth and adults during First Friday events from 6 to 9 p.m. on Liberty Street, which will be closed from Main to West Pike streets from 5 to 9 p.m.

Visitors will have the chance to use pumpkins as bowling balls while trying to knock down bowling pins. The bowling event is free and open to the public, and prizes will be awarded for the event.

In case of inclement weather, the pumpkin bowling event will be held inside the visitors center at 128 W. Main St.

Old family photographs from a former Vevay photography studio will be on display at the visitors center. The "Family Values in Switzerland County" exhibit of photos from the former Walton's Photography studio will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. during First Friday.

The photographs were selected from a box of family photos in the possession of Roger Garvey. Images were enlarged and retouched for a June 2006 exhibit in Click Gallery on Ferry Street.

The exhibit will remain on display throughout November. The visitors center is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

An art exhibition also will be on display during the First Friday activities at the Community Art Center of Switzerland County, 217 Ferry St. Artist Dennis Combs of Judas Ink will be displaying his pencil drawing portraits during the event.

Even though musicians have taken a break for the fall and winter months, a local church group will be singing spirit-filled music a capella around 6:30 p.m. The singers will be in the courtyard of the Community Art Center.

Carriage rides will be available throughout First Friday as well. Visitors are encouraged to board near the Courthouse.

Vevay-Switzerland County Bicentennial items will be for sale during the First Friday activities while supplies last, including, T-shirts, tote bags, coloring books, wine glasses, and a bronze limited edition Bicentennial medal. Bicentennial baskets may be special ordered during the event at the visitors center.

Plans are already underway for next month's First Friday events. Switzerland County Visitors Center organizers encourage residents to be on the lookout for tacky holiday sweaters to participate in the Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest, which will take place during the December First Friday events.