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Never too late to trick-or-treat

Local business brings back Halloween for encore

Employees from Old Navy are rescuing Halloween for area children. A trick-or-treating event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. From left, employees Don Gorczynski, Gwen Kosak, Leisa Nale, and Jennifer Dudek show off their costumes. (click for larger version)
November 09, 2011
STURBRIDGE — In addition to knocking out power to thousands of residents and prompting the American Red Cross to open an emergency shelter at Tantasqua Regional High School, the October 29 snowstorm also ruined Halloween for many area children.

Town officials decided to cancel trick-or-treating on Monday, Oct. 31, due to unsafe roads, many of which remained littered with branches and power lines on Friday. No makeup date was immediately announced, so rather than encourage children to travel to surrounding communities to take part in Halloween programs, employees at the Sturbridge Old Navy decided to host their own trick-or-treat activity.

On Saturday, Nov. 12, children can participate in Halloween activities inside the Old Navy store from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Employees will be dressed in their costumes, and kids will have an opportunity to receive candy at various sections of the store. Even though an indoor Halloween isn't as much fun as walking around a neighborhood in costume and collecting treats, it is far better than having no Halloween at all.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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