A scary time for all before Halloween


Posted: Oct 29, 2021 08:05 AM

In preparation for Halloween, Newtown Parks and Recreation hosted a Spooktacular Family Fun event at the Newtown Community Center on October 27. Goblins, skeletons, witches and more took part in a variety of games and an obstacle course. There were cart rides, a DJ night and prizes among the fun for all.

“The event was awesome and a huge success. We had around 150 to 160 participants. Everyone loves the Hay Ride, the volunteers were amazing – couldn’t have been a success without their help, ”said Deputy Director of Recreation Rose Ann Reggiano.

Parks & Rec employees John Moore and David White drove tractors for the hay rides, DJ Nico provided music and games, and pumpkins were donated by Castle Hill Farm.

Reggiano thanked the vendors who presented, Robeks / Mark Henriques and his family who distributed the smoothies; CH Cabin Library, New York Life; Michael Count with a winning wheel; and SDSS Martial Arts of Newtown, which provided an obstacle course and a chance to snap a board in half.

The costume winners are: Family Look Alike went to the scarecrow family, the scariest was Chuckie, the cutest went to the baby cow, the most creative was the Harley Quinn costume and the funniest was a little one Grandmother.

“Everyone left smiling and happy,” said Reggiano.


Andy Hutchison can be contacted at andyh@thebee.com.

Sawyer Kokinchak hula hoops to music at Newtown Parks & Recreation’s Spooktacular Family Fun event Wednesday night at the Newtown Community Center. —Bee photos, Hutchison

Nicholas Clarke helps his son Jackson test his balance on the beam.

Ayla Loftus buzzed around the community center throughout the evening.

Ruth Freese makes her way through an obstacle course.

Parks & Rec employee John Moore checks passengers before setting off for a walk around the Fairfield Hills campus.

Bella Class shows off her hoop movements.

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