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Horribles Parade and Scarecrow Contest Oct. 26

Marlborough – The 2017 City of Marlborough Horribles Parade will be held Thursday, Oct. 26, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mayor Arthur Vigeant’s Office and Main Street business owners invite young children from Marlborough to trick or treat along Main Street and enjoy candy and refreshments.

“This event brings families into downtown Marlborough and gives children the chance to showcase their amazing costumes and trick or treat in a fun and safe environment,” Vigeant said.

At 5:30 p.m., the Marlborough Middle School Band will lead the parade of trick-or-treaters from the Old Fire Station on Main Street to conclude the celebration.

The event will include the city’s second annual “You’ve Got the Right Stuff” Build Your Own Scarecrow Contest. Residents of all ages and groups/organizations are invited to participate. Frames for building your scarecrow can be obtained at the Recreation Center, 239 Concord Road, from Oct. 9-21 during regular business hours. The frames have been designed to facilitate easy construction and will allow all scarecrows to be displayed and viewed in a standing position around Union Common Oct. 26.

A video with Scarecrow ideas can be found at http://marlborough-ma.gov/ on the Recreation Department page.

Completed scarecrows can be delivered to the Recreational Center by Tuesday, Oct. 24, during normal business hours. Submissions must include an index card noting the participant’s name and contact information. Additionally, each participant’s name should be affixed to their scarecrow.

Scarecrows will be judged in three categories: youth, individual and organization/group. One winner from each category will be selected for their creativity and awarded a gift certificate, donated by local Marlborough businesses. Awardees will be notified the following week.

The Horribles event will also include a faux photo booth at 175 Main St. Participants are invited to stop by and have a professional photographer take their pictures in their Halloween garb and enjoy complementary juice and donuts. Pictures of participants can be viewed online starting Oct. 28 with a password disclosed only to participants. Downloads of the Horribles pictures will be sent to participants free upon request.

If you have questions about the Horribles Parade or Scarecrow Contest, contact the city’s Program Coordinator Leanne Cordischi at lcordischi@gmail.com or call 774-463-9517.

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