Trick-or-Treat: About 900 Residents Attend Project Safe Halloween

Although this popular annual Halloween event had to be rescheduled (twice) due to Hurricane Sandy, "Project-Safe Halloween" prevailed and East Haddam children came out in large numbers to take part in this yearly tradition.


This past Friday, November 2, 2012 marked the 17th annual Project-Safe Halloween celebrated by East Haddam children and their parents.

Despite another devastating storm that targeted the area just in time for Halloween for the second year in a row, ...the 'Halloween Spirit' remained strong.

Tables full of candy and other holiday treats lined the gymnasium inside the East Haddam Elementary School, while the ever-popular tractor-pulled hayride was taking place outside, around school grounds.

First Selectman Mark Walter and Emergency Management Director Craig Mansfield were on hand, distributing candy and checking with residents to see if their power had been restored, as well as letting them know that the East Haddam Senior Center would be open as an overnight shelter for those who were still in need.

Approximately 900 residents attended this year's event, sponsored by the East Haddam Police Department. Many other town businesses and organizations were involved, as well.

The East Haddam Ambulance Association and East Haddam Volunteer Fire Department were also in attendance, handing out candy and treats to the delight of the hundreds of children that stopped by to take part in the fun.

Other participants in the evening's festivities included the following:

  • East Haddam Youth & Family Services 
  • East Haddam Community Lions 
  • East Haddam Free Public Library 
  • East Haddam Leo's Club 
  • Moodus United Methodist Church 
  • Little Noises Daycare 
  • Tri-M Honor Society 
  • East Haddam Parks & Recreation 
  • East Haddam Rotary Club 
  • Kinder-Care 
  • Future Farmers of America 
  • Straight From The Heart 
  • Knights of Columbus, St. Bridget's Church 
  • East Haddam Senior Citizens' Club 
  • East Haddam Elementary School PTO 
  • Franklin Academy Project-Safe Halloween Committee 

Did you take any photos of your kids (or yourselves) in costumes, or maybe some scary (or silly) Halloween decorations or scenes that you'd like to share with other Patch readers?  

If so, please upload them to our "Pics & Clips" photo gallery...we'd love to see them!


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