LETTER: City Went Out Of It Way For a Fabulous Halloween Spooktacular

FRAMINGHAM – A heartfelt “thank you” to the City of Framingham for the outstanding job with Tuesday’s Halloween Spooktacular at the Memorial Building. 

Children were invited to Trick-or-Treat at City Hall, and City Hall pulled out all the stops with elaborately decorated with fantastic themes and costumes.

The Health Department’s theme was Candy Land and they even had a Gloopy! (We took the Health Department going the extra mile as an apology for our sore flu-shot arms.) 

Nevins Hall saw the Library handing out Halloween books, Plinko with Parks and Recreation (we won a pumpkin!), School Resource Officer Kathy McGrath sneaking Trick-or-Treaters extra candy, a popcorn stand, green screen photo stands, a place for families to take a break and watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”, and so much more.

Everyone went out of their way to make it an inclusive event. There were many varieties of allergy-friendly treat options. The decorations and costumes were appropriate for all ages. The music and sound effects weren’t overwhelming.

On the surface, it was a great time.

But looking closer, the thoughtfulness and attention to detail were astounding.

It was a perfect example of how ingenuity and consideration for all can come together to make an event that is more because of what it includes and not less because of what it excludes. 

Well done, City Hall!

Nicole Doak



Photo from the spooktacular event courtesy of City of Framingham

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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