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Event, sidewalk parade for all ages

MIDDLEBURY-Hay bales, carved and painted pumpkins and costumes will decorate Middlebury's downtown green Sunday, Oct. 25 for the second annual Spooktacular. Festivities will kick off at 2 p.m. and include a children's trick or treat parade along Main Street, carved and painted pumpkins, costumes, family-fun games, entertainment, a monster mash dance party and prizes.

Last year, over 400 children and parents attended the festivities. Judi Danforth, co-owner of Danforth Pewter said, "What a great community day... Even though it was a rainy, first-year event, the turnout was amazing and the costumes were wonderful. It was fun to see entire families, and people from all over Addison County enjoying all the festivities! I particularly loved seeing the College student volunteers helping out. It was a day for the whole community."

The children's Main Street trick or treat sidewalk parade will leave the green at 2:30 p.m. Accompanied by parents and the Middlebury Police Explorers, the procession will cross to the Post Office, continue along Main Street to Cannon Park, cross to the library, and return to the green, stopping at each shop along the route. Main Street merchants will have plenty of treats on hand and may even greet the pageant at their doors in costume. Businesses not located on the parade route will be handing out goodies in Cannon Park.

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