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Green Halloween coming to Wallingford Center

October 8th, 2010 · 5 Comments

We know that getting candy and buying a new costume are big parts of the fun for lots of kids at Halloween, but a locally based nonprofit called Green Halloween is trying to shift kids’ — and parents’ — traditions around the spooky, sugar-charged holiday.

Ann Delano is working with Wallingford Center and other neighborhood businesses to bring Green Halloween to Wallingford for the annual celebration. She shared this information:

Date and Time: October 31st, 3-5 PM

Where: Wallingford Center (and the surrounding businesses, as we keep adding)

What: The merchants have committed to handing out healthier goodies and/or recyclable/reusable “trinkets” in place of candy. All print materials will be printed on recycled paper and using earth friendly inks. We are encouraging “homemade” or reused costumes and reusable trick-or-treat bags. Parents will know who is participating by a sign which will be posted in the window of participating merchants. This will also be a food drive. We are encouraging donations of non-perishable food items for Family Works right here in Wallingford.

Currently, the participating merchants are:

  • Izilla Toys
  • Fabric Crush
  • Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts
  • 4 Your Eyes Only Optical
  • Bad Woman Yarn
  • Paron’s Closet
  • Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy
  • Mud Puddle Club Photography
  • Amita – The Art of Gifts

Whole Foods (a Northwest Green Halloween sponsor) will also be at Wallingford Center and are hosting a Green Halloween Costume Swap Oct. 1st-9th. Our sister site My Green Lake has details on that.