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Wilton Kids Treated to Halloween Replay

WILTON, Conn. – The children of Wilton enjoyed a makeup round of trick-or-treating Saturday in the village center. Unlike last weekend, when the Wilton Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Halloween Pumpkin Parade and Trick-or-Treating were canceled by a late October snowstorm, the replay took place on a cool, sunny day. 

“I think everyone last weekend was disappointed because our kids couldn’t trick-or-treat, and nobody forgot about it once it was put out townwide that it was going to be put on Saturday,” said Wilton Selectman Ted Hoffstatter.

Parents and children first paraded around the Town Green and past the library, then spread out around the village collecting candy from 40 participating businesses. All the merchants were excited to be participating, said Janeen Leppart, interim executive director for the chamber.

With a 2-year-old and a 10-month-old, Hoffstatter said that he only got involved with the parade and trick-or-treating two years ago.

“We’ve been down here each year and there is always a really good turnout,” Hoffstatter said. “I think everybody who was ready to be here last Saturday is here now.”

Even for families that just moved to town like Sam Humphrey and her children, the Halloween event was not to be missed. "The children were very excited to attend the trick-or-treating," she said.

Leppart said that while the turnout was not as good as last year's, the chamber nevertheless considered the day a success. 

The chamber's Halloween Hustle 5K will take place Sunday, and Leppart expects around 200 runners.

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