Monday, October 25, 2010

City Cancels 'Halloween on Main Street'

It’s more "boo-hoo" than "boo" from city residents after officials announced the
cancellation of Halloween on Main Street this year. But that doesn’t mean there
won’t be any Halloween fun in Westbrook.The new community center at the old
Wescott Junior High building on Bridge Street will host a "Fright Night" Oct.
29, put on by recreation department staff and Westbrook students. The annual
tradition of Halloween on Main Street typically draws hundreds of costumed kids
and their families to downtown Westbrook for a safe and entertaining evening of
trick-or-treat. However, officials decided to cancel the event this year due to
the ongoing William Clarke Drive construction.
- John C.L. Morgan


Anonymous said...

Well, thank goodness they finally did something smart. That "celebration" was a joke. Parents with JOBS found the time and day to be very inconvenient and it caused a huge traffic jam that kept parents with JOBS from getting home to their families on time. I despise the ridiculous, unnecessary waste of tax money going into the construction project (vote the bums out!) but at least it saved me from that annual traffic jam.

Anonymous said...

John - I thought you weren't allowing anonymous posts any more?

Drew Gattine

Westbrook Diarist said...

Drew- I had changed the settings three or four months ago to encourage more commenting.