NEW CANAAN, Conn. – Sharks, robots, princesses and witches took over New Canaan Town Hall on Monday – all armed with bags and buckets in a quest for sweet treats.
Despite Saturday’s snowstorm and townwide power outages, children had the chance to enjoy Halloween on Monday at a special holiday candy grab at New Canaan Town Hall. The event replaced the canceled New Canaan Halloween Parade and gave youngsters the chance to get some goodies and show off their colorful costumes.
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tucker Murphy said she and others wanted to give children a chance to have Halloween and have something for kids and parents to do on a day without school. “We didn’t want to just cancel Halloween,” Murphy said.
When the kids were finished exploring Town Hall, they went to the nearby Outback Teen Center for a Halloween party with even more candy. “There’s a lot of candy to get,” said Christen Garcia, who came with her four children.
Matthew Robbins, 9, grabbed some Kit Kat and Nestle Crunch bars from the town assessor’s office. Matthew, in his Luke Skywalker costume, complete with a light saber, was also looking forward to M&M’s and Snickers.
“It’s nice because we get to go around and get to know more about who works in town,” Matthew said. He might know a few because his dad, Mark, is a member of the Long Range Planning Committee.
Monday won’t be the final time kids will get to dress up and gather candy. Town officials will allow kids to take to the streets Saturday for a traditional round of door-to-door trick-or-treating.