The following Press Release was provided by the Haddam-Killingworth Recreation Department:
The Haddam-Killingworth is offering a trip to Providence, Rhode Island
for a very special fall event on Saturday, October 19th. The fee is $107 per person / $99 for 12 and
under. There is a $5 per person discount
if you register by September 20th.
The bus departs from HK HS at 10:00 am and from Killingworth Elementary
at 10:15 am. Approximate return time is
First, tour the John Brown House, a
three-story Georgian mansion which celebrates many aspects of Rhode Island's heritage.
John Brown was one of the state's most notable citizens and a prominent
merchant in the China trade. Today the home has an important collection of
American colonial furniture and is home to the Rhode Island Historical Society.
After touring the house, lunch will be at Cassarino's
Ristorante, located on Historic Federal Hill. Enjoy a choice of Chicken
Parmigiana, Baked Scrod or Pasta Primavera served complete with all the
After lunch, there will be time to explore the galleries and many boutiques,
bakeries and food emporiums located on the historic hill. As darkness falls on
Providence, the next stop will be to the Roger
Williams Park Zoo for the Jack-o'-lantern Spectacular. This special event
features over 5000 illuminated pumpkins. There is a specially designed pumpkin
path where you will see an amazing assortment of intricately designed
jack-o'-lantern ranging from endangered species to past presidents to scenes of
Sleepy Hollow. 150,000 pounds of pumpkins will be brought to life with ornate
carvings, special lighting effects and musical themes. You won't want to miss
out on this truly spectacular event! Fee includes Deluxe
Motorcoach transportation, luncheon, admission to the Jack-o'-Lantern
Spectacular, and driver's gratuity.