Better late than never. Much better.
Monday night, dozens of cars with decorated trunks lined Cohanzie Fire Company’s parking lot and hundreds of children danced and trick-or-treated as Waterford celebrated the Halloween that almost wasn’t.
Last week, Police Chief Murray Pendleton asked all Waterford residents to refrain from trick-or-treating after wires were still down on the streets and half the town was without power following Superstorm Sandy. The town, unlike some others, never announced a make-up date for trick-or-treating, so resident Shannon Mayer decided to announce one herself.
She organized a trunk-or-treat event for Monday night, and despite the short notice, more than 50 trunks were decorated for the event. There were many outstanding decorations, but Megan Olynciw's trunk was selected the winner, as her trunk's green witch nose with candy in its nostril was the perfect blend of creativity and creepiness.
The entertainment for the night was by Niantic’s Jamkat, a husband and wife dj duo that donated their time for the event. They were master of ceremonies for the trunk-or-treat and played music throughout the evening, with dozens of children dancing along.
Patch collected non-perishable food items for the event, collecting enough to fill one particular Patch editor’s car. The food will be donated to the Waterford food locker today.
But the biggest question of the evening was if this would become an annual event. The answer?
“We have to,” Mayer said.
The peasants rejoice.