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Newtown's Halloween Celebration on Main Street is Canceled, Other Events a GO!

Due to health concerns, town officials have consulted with many of the residents on Main Street and regretfully there will not be Halloween on Main Street for this year. However, this does not mean that Halloween is altogether canceled as there will be ways for children and families to enjoy the season.

We ask that parents and guardians coordinate their festivities in their own neighborhoods following safe guidelines outlined below from the CDC and DPH guidance.

In addition, the following are events that are planned:

Spooktacular Family Fun Event

Join Parks and Recreation for a spooky event filled with games and activities for the whole family! Make your way through the stations:. Classic board games such as Simon (Dracula) Says and Chutes and Ladders are now social distance safe for everyone.

There will be a costume contest, think you can win? Take your best shot at one of the following categories: Family Look-Alike, Scariest, Cutest, Most Creative, Funniest , & Best Overall Winner takes home a pumpkin just in time for Halloween to decorate.

ALL MUST PREREGISTER! NO DROP-INS

There will be a limit of 100 people. All will follow CDC guidelines, masks must be worm and social distancing will be required. There will be social distancing circles.

Registration closes on Friday, October 23rd at 12:00 noon

ACTIVITY: 114102 A Saturday, October 24, 11:00 am-1:00 pm AGE: 1-99, FEE: $5, LOCATION: Dickinson Town Park, Multipurpose field 50 Elm Drive https://www.newtown-ct.gov/parks-recreation

Scarecrow Contest 2020

Newtown Parks and Recreation is inviting individuals, families, businesses, sports teams and organizations to participate in this event being held at Fairfield Hills over the month of October. Adopt a Fairfield Hills lamp post of your choice during the month of October! If you are interested please fill out the application that can be found on the Parks and Recreation website and return to Newtown Parks and Recreation at 8 Simpson Street. If you would just like to vote on your favorites, you can print out a ballot and put it in the ballot box located in the vestibule at 8 Simpson St. If you have any questions please call (203) 270-4340! https://www.newtown-ct.gov/parks-recreation

Spooktacular Drive Thru

The Newtown Community Center is pleased to announce a Halloween experience at the Community Center this October. The Halloween Drive Thru will offer a 10-minute drive thru ending with a surprise for each vehicle. “Our goal is to provide a Halloween experience and to honor the spirit of Halloween for kids and families in our community”. “This event will provide a safe Halloween activity for all”. The event will run two consecutive Fridays from 7 pm- 9pm and Halloween from 2pm- 7pm.

The Community Center would like to thank their generous sponsor’s whose donations have helped put this event together- Newtown Savings Bank, Claris Construction, the Knights of Columbus, Dr. Laura Nowacki, Bagel Delight and the Newtown Prevention Council. To pre-register for the Drive Thru visit the Community Center website. The suggested donation is $5.00 per vehicle. For more information and to register visit our website or call (203) 270- 4349 www.newtowncommunitycenter.org

See the link to CDC's guidance here and CT DPH's guidance can be found here

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