Halloween On Church Hill Road
The costumed masses began heading up Church Hill Road by 4:30 Monday afternoon, heading toward Newtown's ultimate Halloween destination: Main Street.donating bags of candy through collections at schools and drop-off spots around town.The Newtown Bee had opened by 5 o'clock for Halloween visitors. For the past 15 or so years, the hometown newspaper has joined the fun on October 31, offering treats to those who pass the office while heading toward ÃÂ Main Street and its magnificent decorated homes and a few thousand fellow trick-or-treaters. With so many people parking in lots along Queen Street and further east on Church Hill Road, The Bee's office is right along the evening's route.The Newtown Bee office.Please click here for additional photos taken on Halloween on Main Street and Church Hill Road.ÃÂ
Those who live on Main Street - between its southern intersection with Glover Avenue and Queen Street, and the northern intersection with Currituck Road - know to expect a few thousand guests at their front door on October 31. Residents in recent weeks have been helping those who live along the busy stretch of Route 25,
A short walk to the east of Main Street, the front door of the office of
This year it was Cinderella and one of the frogs from the nursery rhyme "Twenty Frogs" who began welcoming guests of all ages at The Bee. For most of those in costumes, it was their first stop of the evening.
A short time later a (costumed) black cat joined the princess and the frog, arriving with additional candy and small treats, like stickers and notebooks, for those who made the quick stop in front of
Classic costumes seen on Monday included myriad princesses and a Charlie Brown ghost, Batman, Batgirl and fairy tale royalty, along with trending and unusual outfits such as Harley Quinn, a character from the video game Assassin's Creed, Bam-Bam and Dennis the Menace.
In the 2½ hours that candy was handed out at 5 Church Hill Road, easily hundreds of people stopped for a few minutes to share Halloween greetings before continuing on their way up the hill.