Midge’s Membership Blog:
Driving along the streets of Westport, you can’t help but notice that change is in the air. It is in the crispness of the wind in the morning, and the rust, dandelion, amber colors of the changing leaves. It is also in the huge smiling pumpkins sitting out on porticos and in the witches, goblins and ghosts strung up on branches and draping rooftops.
It is a holiday that every child and adult loves, an excuse to dress up as your favorite fantasy character or unleash your inner ‘fashionista.’
It is a time to share in ghoulish storytelling, go on a hayride, visit a haunted house and strut your costume down Main Street on Thursday afternoon for the annual Children’s Halloween Parade sponsored by the town’s Parks and Recreation Department, the Downtown Merchants Association and Westport Police Athletic League.
Children 7 years old and younger, along with their parents, should meet at 3 p.m. in front of the Westport Weston Family Y, corner of Main Street and Post Road.
The gremlins, goblins and ghouls, et al, will proceed up Main Street, along Avery Drive, and then to Town Hall. Entertainment, refreshments and a small gift will be provided to participants on Veterans Green.
There will be no traffic parking on Main Street between 2 and 4 p.m. while this parade is taking place. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved into the Westport Town Hall beginning at 3 p.m.
This should prove ample preparation for our own Family Y Halloween Spooktacular on Friday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 7:30 pm. Kids ages 10 and under are invited to participate in a costume contest, Halloween crafts, haunted hallway, bobbing for apples, fortune telling, Witches Cottage and more!!!
EVERYONE is invited, Y members and non-members alike. Please check in first at our Membership Desk; $5 each; $15 for family of 4; $5 each additional child.
Hope to see you then! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!