North Adams Transcript
Whether this year's Hallo ween festivities will bring on traditional ghouls or references to the latest Internet memes remains to be seen, but North County communities have the stage set for holiday fun.
Adams, Cheshire, Savoy, North Adams, Clarksburg, Flor ida, Williamstown, New Ashford and Hancock have all scheduled trick or treating hours for Wednesday, Oct. 31, and some towns have additional festivities planned as well.
The Adams Lions Club will host its annual Halloween Par ade down Park Street on Sun day, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m.
"It's one our oldest community projects -- to stop the cabbage stalk and other destruction that Halloween normally brought," Lions Club president Jean Keller said.
The parade has been a town tradition since the 1940s. Those wishing to participate are asked to meet before 1 p.m. at East Maple Street behind Adams Community Bank -- in costume, of course.
Hoosac Valley Middle & High School's band and an Alert Hose Co. fire engine will join the procession. At Town Common's gazebo after the parade, awards will be given to the most outstandingly costumed participants.
In Cheshire, students of the elementary school have a parade of their own to join Saturday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m.
That parade goes from Cheshire Elementary School to a holiday-decorated police garage on Church Street, a hike that promises a sweet ending, Chief of Police Timothy Garner said.
"We'll be handing out candy and one of the teachers gives out prizes for costumes," Garner said.
Savoy will again host its "Trunk or Treat" celebration -- an event designed to improve the Halloween takes of kids in the large and sparsely populated town.
Residents park their cars on the town common, decorate their trunks and hand out candy. Hay rides, refreshments and other festivities are also planned for the event. It is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 28, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Trick or treat hours in the Northern Berkshires on Wednesday, Oct. 31:
Adams: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Cheshire: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Clarksburg: 5 to 7 p.m.
Florida: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Hancock: 5 to 7 p.m.
New Ashford: 5 to 7 p.m.
North Adams: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Savoy: 4 to 6 p.m.
Williamstown: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
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