Hudson’s Downtown Trick or Treats returns after hiatus

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Hudson’s Downtown Trick or Treats returns after hiatus
Realtors Isa Dragone and Tammy Arbour from Lamacchia Realty passed out candy during the event. (Photo/Caroline Gordon)

HUDSON – Downtown Hudson was transformed into a trick or treating festival last night. 

“Downtown Trick or Treats,” which is organized by the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce, has been running for about 34 years, according to President Sarah Cressy. 

However, the event took a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, and this marked its return.

“We are back in the saddle again. It’s very exciting,” Cressy said. 

Isa Dragone, a realtor with Lamacchia Realty, called the event “amazing” as she welcomed trick or treaters to her booth, which was stocked with candy. 

“I can’t believe how many people are here. The kids are having a great time,” she said. 

Resident Edward Cordeiro and his daughter, Victoria, and granddaughter, Charlotte, who was dressed as a princess, attended Hudson’s Downtown Trick or Treats to continue a family tradition. 

“I have been going to this event since I was a child. It’s a yearly treat and we haven’t had it for the past two years, so we are happy it’s back,” Victoria said. 

She added that the event brings in “every possible person in town.” 

“It’s like a big reunion,” Victoria said. 

For some families, this was their first time celebrating Hudson Downtown Trick or Treats and for others, they have been scouring the downtown for candy for many years. 

Residents Michael and Kelly Crouse attended the event to celebrate their daughter Lucy’s “first big Halloween.” 

“We really appreciate the entire community coming together to do this for everybody. It’s a lot of fun and the kids look like they are loving it,” Michael said.

In the middle of the Halloween madness, residents Angela and Tim McAuliffe and their children, Samantha, dressed as a zombie football player and Charlie, dressed as Michael Myers, enjoyed some family trick or treating. 

“They’re happy to be outside. It is a nice night,” Angela said. “We love Halloween.”

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