Grafton Fall Festival scares up lots of family fun


Grafton Fall Festival scares up lots of family fun
Rebecca Baker puts the finishing touches on the “Boogy Mom,” one of the contenders in the scarecrow competition at Grafton Common on Oct. 15. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

GRAFTON – The air was full of autumn, and for once not full of rain.

On Oct. 15, Grafton Recreation teamed up with Kid Hero Books and Feedback Earth to present a Fall Festival on the Common.

On half the Common, ideas turned hay and old clothes into scarecrows. The finished products were staked along the perimeter of the Common. These included Barbie, Groot from “Guardians of the Galaxy,” a junior police officer, a ghost and a “boogy mom.”

“There’s a lot of tradition, especially with the scarecrows,” said Adam Lapointe, the director for Grafton Recreation. “It’s great giving families the opportunity to get out and enjoy the Common.”

One of the scarecrows was created by a new group of Girl Scouts, Junior Troop 65431. The activity doubled as the troop’s first meeting.

Those visiting Grafton Recreation’s website could vote for their favorite scarecrows; winners will receive signed copies of “The Scary Cloud Monster” from Kid Hero Books.

In addition to scarecrow building, families could paint a pumpkin, enjoy lunch from the No Coast Kitchen and Anzio’s Brick Oven Pizza food trucks, and take part in some carnival games.

They could also head across the street to have some goodies at the Uncommon Cow, and take part in activities at the Beatz Dance Studio.

The Grafton Fire Department was also on hand, distributing fire safety tips and trick-or-treat bags.

Grafton Recreation’s season of fall fun will continue on Wednesday, Oct. 25, with a “Friendly Trick or Treat” at the Municipal Center; and “The Amazing Turkey Challenge” on Saturday, Nov. 18.

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