Halloween Started Early for Some Hollistonians

After a pandemic hiatus, two very popular Halloween events were back in action on Sunday, October 31st. The action started at 10 am and Trick or Treat revelers were out on Holliston streets that evening – even with a downpour!

It was hard to miss the Pumpkin Patrol at HPD headquarters.

School Resource Officer Mike Woods (center) was on hand to greet the families who came to paint a pumpkin.
Officers Hanna Ciavarra and Ethan Coakley were in charge of making sure all the guests got some treats (see below right)
Pumpkins for painting were donated by MacArthur Farm, Out Post Farm, and Lowes. Apples were donated by Arcadian Farm and Dunkin donated Munchkins. The popcorn smelled delicious – lots of butter!
SWAT officer for a day Trevor Harris and Emma Schnoor work on putting a face on this pumpkin.
Dad Evan Miller looking for Ghosts brought his daughters Sloane and Lydia
HPD Chief Stone was very happy with the turnout. Notice that he was sporting the official Pink Patch for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Back to the regular patches on Monday, November 1st.

Then on down to Blair Square to catch the Newcomers and Neighbors’ Trail Walk. All ages dressed up and got into the spirit as they visited the stations set up between Central and Exchange Streets.

Of course the real action took place all around town in the evening. The rain did not seem to dampen the spirit of trick or treaters who waited two years to get back to something approaching normal.

One normal feature returned to Mudville’s celebration – a very scary person running a blade-less chain saw bringing out the best squeals.

And – due to the rain on Saturday, the Community Farm’s Haunted Walk is postponed to this coming Saturday, November 6, 2021, from 5 – 9 pm at the Community Farm on Rogers Road. Don’t put your costumes away just yet!

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Chris Cain

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