St. Rose Trunk-or-Treat Draws More Than 1,000

First ever trunk-or-treat at St. Rose proves popular.

It wasn't Halloween and it wasn't Main Street but there still were more than 1,000 people, tens of thousands pieces of candy and plenty of frightful fun at Saturday night's trunk-or-treat in the parking lot of St. Rose of Lima Church.

Rob Griffin, an organizer, said he wasn't sure how many people would attend the event, which was put together at the last minute Thursday after the town's annual trick-or-treating tradition on Main Street was called off.

He and the Rev. Bob Weiss of St. Rose stood marveling at the size of the crowds waiting to get through the trick-or-treating line, which wound its way around the circumference of the large parking lot.

"I told you," Weiss said.

Griffen said that the parking lot quickly reached capacity at 7 p.m., which was to have been the start time. Trick-or-treaters were then directed to park at the now shuttered Lexington Garden or Caraluzzi's suparmarket.

Mary Radatovich November 06, 2011 at 04:59 PM
So nice for the community to come together and bring some happiness to the children (and relief to the adults!) Thank you!!
Mel November 06, 2011 at 07:08 PM
A very big thank you to the organizers and all of the participants who so graciously handed out candy from their spooktacular trunks. I am so glad that St Rose was able to pull this off, and it was a fantastic alternative to Newtown's traditional Halloween. My family and I loved it. Thank you for making Halloween happen this year, in spite of everything.
Susan Joy November 06, 2011 at 11:40 PM
It will be a Halloween the kids will all remember. Great Job for giving the kids a memorable night.
Heather Danuszar November 07, 2011 at 03:07 AM
What a Great time my family had giving out candy. We just loved having a chance to see ALL the kids dressed up. Would love to do it again!!! Thank You St Rose!
Kitty kat November 09, 2011 at 04:15 PM
I hope you read the patch Fr Bob and Rob Griffin - We were wondering who would save Halloween. Thank you so much for offering St Rose parking lot - you really are the essence of community spirit. I haven't been to a Halloween Party in years and especially loved the adults in costume. It brought back many good memories. We came down from Waterbury where we were staying just to attend. The kids were elated. THANK YOU - THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »