BY DONNA RHODES
Most businesses downtown had outdoor stations to pass out candy to the hundreds of boys and girls dressed up in costumes. Many of those normally professional individuals even joined in the fun by donning some costumes of their own.
“This is awesome,” said “vampire” Armand Girouard of Northway Bank. “It’s a great way to give back to the community and we also get to see so many of our customers while we’re out here. We’re having a lot of fun with them tonight.”
Others enjoying the Halloween Spirit were Conneston Construction Incorporated owner Jeffrey Downing and his crew who are currently working on a project on Main Street. Downing said meeting the children and handing out candy was just another way for his company to connect with the community they work amidst each day.
Even the staff of the Plymouth Post Office got into the spirit of the night by placing a table out front that held bowls full of Halloween treats.
The Pemi Youth Center was another popular stop for all as they made their way down Main Street. With the assistance of the PYC members and staff, in conjunction with the Plymouth Parks and Recreation Department, they once again opened the doors for an appropriately “creepy” tour of their building.
As children entered, they were first greeted by a witch stirring her smoky pot of brew and, for those who dared to pass by, there were plenty of other spooky scenes to encounter. After making their way through the haunted house, each child exited with a bag filled with not only treats but pencils, erasers and other small prizes to make their visit a memorable one.
“We couldn’t have done this without the students from Plymouth State University, too,” said PYC site director Chris Mohan. “There’s a lot of kids down here just hanging out and having a lot of fun and we appreciate everyone who helped again this year. It’s a great night here in Plymouth.”