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Get the Candy Ready! Monroe Celebrates Halloween Friday

Trick or Treating was postponed until Nov. 9, due to hazardous conditions from Hurricane Sandy.

Monroe residents just weathered a hurricane and a nor'easter, so it may be easy to forget the town postponed celebration of Halloween to Nov. 9 ... which is this Friday. But there's still time to buy candy and fill a bowl for the young ghosts, goblins and other characters who come to your door.

First Selectman Steve Vavrek had strongly recommended that families not take their children out on Halloween Night on Oct. 31, because Hurricane Sandy left loose branches and trees which posed a constant threat of falling down.

Many townspeople still wanted to have Halloween for their children, prompting the decision to have it on Nov. 9. So don't be caught off guard on Friday night when you hear the doorbell followed by a chorus of "Trick or Treat!"

JCC November 08, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Alot of people already took their children out for Halloween to other towns, as I did or to the Trick or Trunk....I just can't see it being a success. I'm a parent of two children and I think it's past trick or treating time, especially now with the snowfall we just had.
Kim Collins November 09, 2012 at 12:53 AM
Thanks for this Bill ! When you promise your kids that there will be Halloween, just later, and it does not happen- two years in a row, it gets tough. I know my neighborhood seems ready- it's supposed to be about 53 degrees. Those of us who could not go to Trick or Trunk or just didn't want to- hope to enjoy trick or treating in our neighborhood. I am quite excited to get all of the visits from our neighborhood kids and hope to see a great turn out. Big Y was making announcements today reminding it's customers to be ready, and to buy their candy at a deep discount. Happy Halloween! :)
KSF November 09, 2012 at 02:02 AM
I agree Kim! Last year's reschedule of Halloween was never advertised and most folks simply forgot about it. Thanks Bill for reminding folks that Monroe made a declaration to postpone, not cancel, this fun holiday! Happy Halloween on November 9th!
Rapture November 09, 2012 at 02:39 AM
I have to agree with the ladies, I had four youngsters on the official Halloween and just know more kids are waiting for tomorrow night to finally show off their costumes, and get their well deserved candy for putting in the miles door to door...
donna miller November 09, 2012 at 10:56 AM
35/37 OAK WOOD DR WE ARE READY FOR OUR NEIGHBORHOOD OF TRICK OR TREATER'S.......A LOT OF OUR DECOR HAD TO COME DOWN ....BUT WE ARE ALL SET TO RECEIVE ALL THE GOBLINS, GHOST, AND GUEST HOPE TO SEE YOU....... BOOOOOOO HAPPY HALLOWEEN
jim laguardia November 09, 2012 at 12:54 PM
I am glad we won't be the only ones out there trick or treating....
Christine E. November 09, 2012 at 05:57 PM
I feel bad - now that the clocks have changed, I don't get home early enough to hand out candy to those who go out right when it gets dark...

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