The Mayor’s Office and downtown businesses invite young children from Marlborough to trick or treat along Main Street and enjoy candy and refreshments.
“This is always one of my favorite days of the year,” Mayor Arthur Vigeant said. “We love bringing families into downtown Marlborough and the Horribles Parade gives children the chance to show off their awesome costumes, trick or treat, and parade in a safe environment.”
At 5:30 p.m., the Marlborough Middle School Band will lead the parade of trick-or-treaters from the Old Fire Station down Main Street to conclude the celebration.
To enhance the 2016 Horribles Parade, the Mayor’s Office and the Marlborough Recreation Department is introducing a “You’ve Got the Right Stuff” Build Your Own Scarecrow Contest.
Residents of all ages are invited to participate by building scarecrows utilizing common items found around the house, such as old clothes, a pillowcase for the face, newspaper for stuffing, and string to join the scarecrow together.
Completed scarecrows can be delivered to the Marlborough Recreational staff at 239 Concord Road, by Friday, Oct. 23, during normal business hours. Submissions must include an index card noting the participant’s name, contact information, and their post-event wish to pick up their scarecrow at the recreation building by Wednesday, Nov. 2. Participant names should also be affixed to their scarecrow. All submissions will be tied to the lampposts along Main Street during this year’s Horribles Parade. Three scarecrow designers will be selected for their creativity and awarded a gift certificate donated by a local Marlborough business. Awardees will be notified Friday, Oct. 28.
If you have questions about the parade or scarecrow contest, contact the city’s Program Coordinator Leanne Cordischi at [email protected] or 774-463-9517. Flyers for the parade and the Build a Scarecrow Contest can be viewed on the town’s website http://marlborough-ma.gov/.