As children around Mendham and Chester await the news they can get in costume and trick or treat, we here at Patch thought we could keep those spooky fires burning with a peak at some Halloween happenings from the weekend before Hurricane Sandy.
The Chester Recreation Commission and the Morris County Arts Workshop combined their efforts to produce a family Halloween event Friday and Saturday at the Highland Barn. The event included games, pumpkin painting, dancing and storytelling.
"Last year, I conceived of this event as a seasonal fundraiser," Will Sandoval said. "Most seasonal fundraiser events center around Christmas, and although it is wonderful, it has never been my favorite holiday—Halloween has. I wanted to have families celebrate in a way everyone could enjoy it."
The event was cancelled last year due to the October snowstorm.