SOMERS, N.Y. -- The mood was lively in downtown Somers on Sunday during an annual Halloween parade and subsequent activities in Bailey Park.
The parade, in its 18th year, is supported by the Community YMCA of Northern Westchester. Scores of costumed kids participated in the parade, which began at the Towne Centre at Somers, proceeded up Route 100 and ended at the park.
Bonnie Fogarty, who is executive director of the local YMCA, had considerable praise for the parade.
“It is a wonderful community event that's free in the area,” she said.
She also said that,“it's a great chance for kids to wear their Halloween costumes more than once.”
Fogarty was pleased with the turnout, throwing out 250 and 300 as estimated approximate numbers.
“It's great," she said.
The park activities, according to Fogarty, included a Trunk or Treat, where staff decorate their cars and give out prizes.
Items for this year include she explained, goodies from dentists for keeping kids healthy, along with apples donated by a local farm market.
The festivities also included a costume contest, with winners in multiple categories.
Towards the end of the park festivities, a dedication was held for an historic watering trough that, it was noted, was moved to Bailey Park from the north side of Route 202. Daily Voice will have a standalone story for the dedication.
A photo gallery of the parade is attached.
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