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Hundreds Expected for Annual Downtown Manchester Safe Trick-Or-Treat

A variety of fun activities both old and new will keep families busy for the Halloween holiday this Saturday in downtown Manchester.

Halloween Happenings - A Safe Downtown Trick-or-Treat - will take place on Saturday, Oct. 27 in historic Downtown Manchester. A variety of fun activities both old and new will keep families busy from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. They include: 

Chalk the Walk at Center Park from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Center Park. All ages create chalk drawings on the Center Park sidewalks. Just for fun! Chalk provided. Hosted by the Manchester Arts Commission.

Christina the Magician’s free Magic Show for all ages from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Mary Cheney Library, 586 Main St. Manchester - 860-645-0577.

Pumpkin Decorating from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – at the Manchester Antique Mall, 811 Main St. Sponsored by the Manchester Antiques Mall. Children will be able to decorate small pumpkins.

A Safe Children’s Downtown Trick-or-Treat from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. throughout the Downtown. Children may visit Downtown businesses displaying a “Welcome Trick-or-Treaters” sign and receive assorted treats.

NEW! The spirit of the Downtown Trick-or-Treat will be captured with a large group photo of trick-or-treaters to be taken in Center Memorial Park by John Garaventa of Garaventa Photography. The photo will be taken at 1 p.m., at the conclusion of the Trick-or-Treat.

NEW! The Children’s Costume Parade will return this year. The Parade will march – off from Center Park at 1:15 p.m., immediately following the Trick-or-Treat. Chidlren and their parents are invited to parade down Main Street. A Chevy Silverado Pick-up Truck, courtesy of Carter of Manchester, will lead the Parade carrying favorite Halloween characters. The Parade will end at Bennet Academy.

All activities are rain or shine except chalk drawing, photo and parade.

Halloween Happenings is sponsored by the Downtown Manchester Special Services District.

For more information about Halloween Happenings – A Safe Downtown Manchester Trick-or-Treat, visitwww.downtownmanchester.org , call the Downtown District office at 860 645-2101. Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/DowntownManchesterSpecialServicesDistrict.

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