After Hurricane Sandy tore through the area Monday, many hopeful trick-or-treaters feared that Halloween might be cancelled for the second year in a row, after it was upset last year by the October nor’easter that knocked out power to the state and sent power lines tumbling to the ground.
As of Tuesday night, however, Superintendent of Schools Alan Bookman said that Halloween was likely on as normal.
With a third of Glastonbury still without power as of Tuesday night, Glastonbury Patch asked the community to come together and share the locations of some good spots in town for trick-or-treating; spots that were safe, secure and had power.
From residents' posts on Facebook:
- The Village at Minnechaug Golf Course
- Bidwell Street
- Elm Tree Road and Hillcrest Road, off of Main St.
- Chimneysweep Hill Road
From e-mails to the editor:
- The Buttonball neighborhood is open and has power.
For those looking for more centralized and easily accessible trick-or-treating fun, Whole Foods in Glastonbury is handing out treats to trick-or-treaters in every department. The event will go on from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Glastonbury Community Church, 113 Stancliff Road, is also hosting a Trunk or Treat event, where trick-or-treaters can go from car to decorated car in the front parking lot of the church to play carnival games, win prizes, and grab some candy. Everyone is welcome, but costumes are encouraged (of course! It’s Halloween!)
And while you’re out trick-or-treating, snap some photos and upload them to Patch’s National Halloween Costume Contest for a chance to win $5,000.
Do you know of any other businesses hosting events or safe neighborhoods for kids to trick-or-treat this Halloween? Let us know in the comments!