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Halloween is almost here. Spiders, skeletons, pumpkins, and ghosts are peppering yards and houses while witches, wizards, and fairies are finishing their potions and charms.

The spell-casters at New Fairfield Town Hall have also worked their magic to once again present “Trunk or Treat.” This anticipated occasion is back for its sixth year in New Fairfield. This year’s Trunk or Treat will be held from 6:00pm-7:30pm on Memorial Field, Tuesday, October 31.

Safety is a top priority for First Selectman Susan Chapman, and holding this type of event offers just that. The idea behind the town’s Trunk or Treat tradition was born from the winter weather of the 2011 Nor’easter. Snowy, and at times dangerous, weather conditions made it hard for residents to be able to participate in more traditional trick or treating activities, so the town put together Trunk or Treat so children could still enjoy the holiday. “It’s especially good for little kids and parents,” Ms. Chapman stated, explaining that children could trick-or-treat safely in one location, and parents don’t have to worry about their kids getting tired too soon from walking around.

“It’s the best part of my job,” Ms. Chapman said, “getting to watch the little ones.”

This year’s Trunk or Treat will bring even more fun. There will be a bounce house, cardboard cutouts to take pictures, and the always-present hay ride.

Whether you have younger trick-or-treaters, older trick-or-treaters, no trick-or-treaters, or simply want to celebrate with your neighbors, this party is fun for all ages.

There can never be too many candy-filled cars, so for any residents planning on bringing treats, please arrive no later than 5:45pm. So, grab a costume and come to Memorial Field for New Fairfield’s 2017 Trunk or Treat!

For more information regarding Trunk or Treat, please call the Selectman’s office at (203) 312-5600.

By Anne-Marie DiDomenico