Halloween Event Will Be Sponsored By Town

"We do not want the kids out trick or treating so the town is sponsoring a special event," said the First Selectman.


With most of Clinton in the dark the day before Halloween, town officials are working with volunteers to host a "Trunk or Treat" event at one of the schools (to be announced) today, October 31, Halloween.

"We do not want kids out trick or treating," said First Selectman Willie Fritz.

As of last night, 97 percent of Clinton residences and businesses were without power, according to information supplied by CL&P.

Because of that, it is not safe for kids to go house-to-house when they cannot see the streets, walkways and front doors of homes in their own neighborhoods.

Fritz said that representatives were working to hold a "Trunk or Treat" event at one of the town's schools. How it works is parents drive their trick or treaters (in full costume, of course) to the school where the kids receive candy.  No one is out in the dark or subject to injury.

The event will take place on Halloween night.

Look to Patch for all the details of where and when.

Happy Halloween!

Kathleen Whitbread October 31, 2012 at 11:30 AM
Can residents donate candy?
MAMA October 31, 2012 at 01:03 PM
Sounds kinda wierd. Maybe postpone?
Ashley October 31, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Why not just reschedule for next weekend?
Glenn Coffin October 31, 2012 at 02:43 PM
This is a great idea. Any updates on times, etc?
Ann O Nimous October 31, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Just heard that the Ben Merrill - James Vincent neighborhood will still have trick-or-treating. Is the school event for the town optional? Or can our neighborhood also have our own trick-or-treating? Anyone else know?
courtney wells October 31, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Drive thru? The point of trick or treat is to walk around. Can't we postpone it till we have power or do something at the school where the kids can go out of a vehicle and walk around. Like at Elliot?
Fay Abrahamsson (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Yes - please go to the Peters Complex on Glenwood Road from 4-4:30pm tonight to donate candy for the "Trunk or Treat" event.
Fay Abrahamsson (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 03:01 PM
A "Trunk or Treat" event has been organized for tonight for Clinton kids at the Peters Complex on Glenwood Road, 4pm. It's the safest way to hold a Halloween event on Halloween for kids with most of the town out of power.
Fay Abrahamsson (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Town officials and organizers thought holding an event on Halloween would be best for the kids. The "Trunk or Treat" event tonight, Oct. 31 at 4pm at Peters Complex lets the kids enjoy the holiday today.
Fay Abrahamsson (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 03:02 PM
4pm, Oct. 31, Peters Complex on Glenwood Road.
Fay Abrahamsson (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Town officials and volunteers have organized the town event at the Peters Complex, tonight, Oct 31 at 4pm for all/any kids. It's optional of course, but a safe alternative for kids who don't have power in their neighborhoods.
Fay Abrahamsson (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Courtney - "drive-thru" was my term and it was an incorrect term. The "Trunk or Treat" event tonight, Oct. 31 at 4pm at Peters Complex will be a safe alternative to kids and their parents who have no power in their neighborhoods. Volunteers will help people park their cars (that's what I meant). Kids in costume will walk from car to car to trick or treat. Sorry for the confusion.
Fay Abrahamsson (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 03:06 PM
It's tonight, 4pm, Peters Complex. "Trunk or Treat"
Alyson Roberts October 31, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Thank you to all the volunteers who organized this event! A great way to keep our kids safe and still get to wear their costumes, see their friends and get candy!
Dan Broughton October 31, 2012 at 08:03 PM
I understand this us a Great idea especialy for the younger children. I have older kids one 13, and the other 15, they still trick or treat. They are disapointed because they feel as though they shouldnt go.


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