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A Spooktacular Time For All Before Halloween



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As a tune-up for Halloween, Newtown Parks and Recreation hosted a Spooktacular Family Fun Event at Newtown Community Center on October 27. Goblins, skeletons, witches, and others participated in a variety of games and an obstacle course. There were hayrides, a DJ party, and prizes among the fun for all.

"The event was awesome and a huge success. We had about 150 to 160 participants. Everyone loves the hayride, the volunteers were amazing — could not have been a success without their help,” Assistant Director of Recreation Rose Ann Reggiano said.

Parks & Rec employees John Moore and David White drove tractors for the hayrides, DJ Nico provided music and games, and pumpkins were donated by Castle Hill Farm.

Reggiano gave thanks to vendors who showcased, Robeks/Mark Henriques and his family who passed out smoothies; C.H. Booth Library, New York Life; Michael Count with a win-a-prize wheel; and SDSS Martial Arts of Newtown, which provided and an obstacle course and a chance to break a board in two.

Costume winners are as follows: Family Look Alike went to the scarecrow family, Scariest was Chuckie, Cutest went to baby cow, Most Creative was the Harley Quinn costume, and Funniest was a little girl grandma.

“Everyone left smiling and happy,” Reggiano said.


Andy Hutchison can be reached at andyh@thebee.com.

Sawyer Kokinchak hula hoops to music during Newtown Parks & Recreation's Spooktacular Family Fun Event, Wednesday night at Newtown Community Center. —Bee Photos, Hutchison
Nicholas Clarke helps son Jackson test his balance on the beam.
Ayla Loftus was buzzing around the community center throughout the evening.
Ruth Freese makes her way through an obstacle course.
Parks & Rec employee John Moore checks on passengers before departing on a hayride around the Fairfield Hills campus.
Bella Class shows her moves with hula hoop.
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