Downtown Marlborough’s trick-or-treating features Horribles Parade


By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer

Whitcomb Middle School Marching Band leads the Horribles Parade along Main Street. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough – Throngs of costumed kids received treats Oct. 24 from downtown Marlborough businesses, city agencies and nonprofit organizations before viewing or joining the Horribles Parade along Main Street. Leading the parade was the Whitcomb Middle School Marching Band under the direction of Jonathan Rosenthal, music coordinator of Marlborough public schools, good-naturedly costumed as Spiderman.

Among those giving away goodies at City Hall were Mayor Arthur Vigeant with elected officials and staff, School Committee members and political candidates. Meanwhile, scarecrow contest entries were displayed for viewing on the fence at Union Common. The annual event is sponsored by the mayor’s office.

Evan Frechette, 7, costumed as a box of popcorn, gets a treat from Main Street Bank.



Costumed as Evie and Mal of Disney’s “Descendants,” the Wells sisters – Natalie, 7, and Shannon, 8 – get treats from Marlborough Lions Club.
Tucker Holcomb, 12, costumed as an M&M, gets a treat from Marlborough Recreation Department.
Adonis Higginbottom, 3, costumed as Spiderman, gets a treat from Joy-Den Jewelers.
Both costumed as Wonder Woman, cousins Itzela Cardenas, 7, and Jeliannie Guzman, 6, walk away hand-in-hand with treats from Roc’s Unisex Salon.