Tricks, treats and tunes during Marlborough Horribles Parade


Tricks, treats and tunes during Marlborough Horribles Parade
A look at the display in front of Villari’s during the downtown trick-or-treating and Horribles Parade on Oct. 26. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

MARLBOROUGH – It was a day when witches and princesses mingled with pirates and robots.

Hundreds of families wandered through Main Street on Thursday, Oct. 26, for the annual Trick-or-Treating and Horribles Parade.

Businesses along Main Street had tables with candy, ready for the taking. Several organizations joined the fun, including the Greater Marlborough Junior Women’s Club and the Recreation Department.

In front of City Hall, Mayor Arthur Vigeant handed out candy with City Hall staff.

Spotted in the crowd were several creepy renditions of Wednesday Addams of “Addams Family” fame. There was also Captain Jack Sparrow from “Pirates of the Caribbean,” SpongeBob Square Pants, dragons, dinosaurs and just about everything in between.

Several political candidates were on hand, including mayoral hopefuls Samantha Perlman and J. Christian Dumais.

Need a change from candy bars and lollipops? Juniper Hills Farms had one of its trucks along the route for those seeking something a bit cooler.

After about one hour’s worth of trick-or-treating, the crowds made way for the middle/high school band to march down Main Street and perform several tunes.

The event was sponsored by the mayor’s office and Main Street Neighbors.

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