WESTBOROUGH – The emphasis was definitely on treats on Tuesday, Oct. 24, as hundreds of families flowed through downtown Westborough for the annual Main Street Trick or Treat.
Many businesses dressed up for the occasion, with pumpkins and spider webs welcoming the young and old in costumes.
Municipal departments joined the fun – the town clerk’s office became the haunt for Scooby Doo and his gang, while the town manager’s office turned into the “Great Pumpkin” patch.
Minions took over the Planning and Building departments at Forbes, while the School Department was transformed into Buzz Lightyear and the “Toy Story” crowd.
Both the police and fire departments offered haunted houses; the police had a werewolf and Frankenstein as special guests.
At Bay State Commons, the Flour Girls Baking Company’s food truck offered cookies.
Good weather helped keep the crowd constant and on the move through the late afternoon; several trick-or-treat stops reported running out of candy.
Volunteers joined police in guiding trick-or-treaters across the street in several locations.
The event was sponsored by the Recreation Department and the Economic Development Committee.