New Halloween Event Comes Alive at Town Common October 29th BBA & BEF Unite Forces to Create Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Stroll
By J.D. O’Gara
The Halloween spirit will come alive at Bellingham Town Common on Saturday, October 29th, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., when families are invited for some town-wide trick-or-treating fun. The Bellingham Education Foundation (BEF) and the Bellingham Business Association (BBA) have combined their past Halloween hauntings into the Halloween Trunk or Treat Stroll, and costumes are encouraged!
“We are going to join forces again,” says Kristina Mounsey, President of the Bellingham Education Foundation, noting, “We’re hoping for the biggest event we’ve had, now that we’ve joined forces and are doing it altogether. In the past, all the businesses that do our Trunk or Treat also do the (BBA’s) Pumpkin Stroll. I think this is a nice way for them to go bigger just once instead of spreading (themselves) a little too thin.”
The Trunk or Treat portion of the event will be a little more limited this year, as the parking lot at the Common is a bit smaller, says Mounsey. Costumed vehicles will line the parking lot, and trick-or-treaters can creep on over to each one.
“For the Trunk or Treat, you’re going to have to sign up for a trunk,” says Mounsey. “This will be a little different, as we have always done it in the large parking lot of the High School, and we’re a little bit more limited as to the actual number of cars we can accommodate.”
That said, businesses and other groups that might have missed the cutoff for a trunk are encouraged to set up a table along the walkways to haunt the event, with tables being available up to about a week before. “They usually give away candy, little pencils, knick-knacks,” says Mounsey.
The Halloween fun wouldn’t be complete without some spooky tunes, which will be provided by the My FM101.3 Street Team. Parking for the event will be in the large lot across the street from the common.
In the event of a rain out, the event will be held at the Bellingham Memorial School.
To get involved in the Halloween Trunk or Treat Stroll, reach out to [email protected] or [email protected]
For more information on the Bellingham Education Foundation, visit belledfound.org or find them on Facebook at Bellingham Educational Foundation Bellingham, MA