Southborough gets a head start on celebrating Halloween

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By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer

Marching in the Halloween Parade, 8-year-old friends Amelia Eaton and Cam Warden channel characters from the film and musical “Beetlejuice” while costumed as Beetlejuice and Lydia Deetz respectively.
Marching in the Halloween Parade, 8-year-old friends Amelia Eaton and Cam Warden channel characters from the film and musical “Beetlejuice” while costumed as Lydia Deetz and  Beetlejuice respectively. 
(Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

SOUTHBOROUGH – Trick-or-treaters got a head start celebrating Halloween on Oct. 23 by participating in Southborough Firefighters Association’s longtime tradition followed by new Southborough Recreation events.

After last year’s hiatus due to pandemic restrictions, the firefighters’ Halloween Parade returned and drew lots of costumed kids along with their grownups. They marched from Woodward School to the Southborough Public Safety Building.

At the fire station, costumes were judged in two age categories with trophies awarded for cutest, scariest and most original. Serving as judges and helping with other responsibilities were members of Girl Scout troops 62477, 65266 and 75014.

While some parade participants got trophies, everyone could get pastries, juice drinks and other treats.

Following the parade, Southborough Recreation offered a Trunk or Treat as a first-time event at the Woodward School parking lot. A number of town agencies, nonprofits and businesses distributed goodies from the trunks of decorated vehicles. Food trucks were also stationed onsite.

Starting at dusk, the celebration culminated with an outdoor screening of the film “Monsters, Inc.”

 

 

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