Bewitching weekend in Chester for kids and adults alike

The parade of costumed elementary school age kids is lead by the Chester Fire Department. Photos by Shawn Cunningham.

The parade of costumed elementary school age kids is lead by the Chester Fire Department. Photos by Shawn Cunningham. Click a photo to launch gallery.

Berkley in a brilliant home-made costume as super-hero Groot.

Berkley in a brilliant home-made costume as super-hero Groot.

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It was a day of feasting and an evening of frights for more than 400 folks who descended upon Chester-Andover Elementary School last Saturday to take part in the pre-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving meal and the annual Trunk or Treat Halloween festivities.

According to Chris Meyer, more than 400 meals were served up to those who dined in the cafeteria throughout the afternoon, while 50 meals were sent home in to-go boxes.

Area restaurants, including the Fullerton Inn, the Stone Hearth Inn and the Free Range,  roasted the 12 turkeys that were served. Overseen by Sean Buchanan, president of Black River Produce, the volunteer-staffed kitchen also served up stuffing, mashed potatoes, squash, rolls and fruit salad.

Hayrides were provided by the Gomo family.

As dusk fell, hundreds of pint-sized astronauts, sharks, X-men, princesses (Earth-bound and space-age), Roman soldiers and fairies followed the flashing lights of Engine No. 1 on the walk around the Green and back.  They then swooped down upon the 15 or so cars that were decorated eerily for the occasion to collect their treats.

The Chester Fire Department will  hold its second annual Halloween Night, Saturday Oct. 31 at the fire station on Depot Street from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Kids can stop by to trick or treat, get a warm drink and see the fire equipment. Parents, please be sure that you don’t park in front of the firehouse doors.

 

 

 

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About the Author: Cynthia Prairie has been a newspaper editor for 30 years, having worked at such publications as the Raleigh Times, the Baltimore News American, the Buffalo Courier Express, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Patuxent Publishing chain of community newspapers in Maryland. She and her family moved to Chester, Vermont in 2004.

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