Trick or Treat: Halloween Is On North Branford!

While the town decided not to postpone festivities, officials warn residents to exercise extra caution with post-storm conditions.


While many surrounding towns – including Branford, East Haven and North Haven – have chosen to postpone trick-or-treating to Nov. 7, Halloween is on in North Branford. Though residents are welcome to trick-or-treat in their neighborhoods, the Connecticut Sportsplex will also host a Trunk-or-Treat event.

Bonnie Therrien, the town's interim town manager, encourages residents to use common sense when choosing routes. 

"Some sections of town are perfect with no issues and the rest of the people need to use a lot of judgement," said Therrien.

At the morning briefing on Oct. 30, Therrien stressed the importance of using common sense when heading out as there are still downed trees and wires, power outages and debris.

State Rep. Vincent Candelora, whose family runs the Sportsplex, is offering residents another option, too.

"There's a group of us who go out for Halloween together every year and given that our neighborhood is without power, I’m not comfortable with our kids in the pitch black with all the sticks and debris," said Rep. Candelora. "We have power at the Sportsplex so we decided we could do a Trunk-or-Treat there."

Don't know what Trunk-or-Treat is? People pull into parking spaces with the trunks of their cars facing out and kids can go from car to car 'trunk'-or-treating. You can deck out your trunk with Halloween decor or just bring your candy to hand out. 

Cars can start filling up the parking lot at 5 p.m. with the Trunk-or-Treat starting at 6:30 p.m. The fieldhouse will be open while the cars line up. Kids can enjoy the playscape and pizza, hot dogs and sodas will be available for $2. 

"We just wanted to provide a place where everyone can enjoy Halloween in a safe environment," said Rep. Candelora.

Mayor Anthony Candelora also stressed safety first no matter which option you choose for trick-or-treating.

"Please use caution and stay away from areas without power," said Mayor Candelora.

And don't forget, Patch's Best Halloween Costume Contest (in America) is underway so be sure to snap those photos and upload them to the gallery for a chance to win $5,000.

Be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest updates. And here's where you can find all you need to know about Hurricane Sandy.

Tell us: What will you be doing for Halloween? Is your neighborhood safe for trick-or-treating?

Maryellen Astorino October 31, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Is it only.for NB residents
Rep. Vin Candelora October 31, 2012 at 12:06 PM
Our neighboring towns are welcome too. Just bring candy and kids.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something