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Green Halloween coming to Wallingford Center

Posted by Kate Bergman on October 8th, 2010

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.

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  • guest

    What a bunch of wet towels.

  • guest

    Wouldn't want kids to be kids or for people to have some fun without feeling guilty

  • GoGreen

    Awesome. Drive your kids in an exhaust-producing car to a chemical-laden asphalt covered parking lot all to enjoy healthier candy in recycled wrappers.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DR2TEZ5KYMD4E7XJ5VKVWXPOEE Lisa

    Nice idea, but better still how about trick-or-treating in your neighborhood? You can walk from house to house, meet the neighbors, generally promote a feeling that our neighborhoods are safe for families to walk in on Halloween night. It's amazing how many people feel neighborhood trick-or-treating is unsafe, and their reason is that no one in their neighborhood does it.

  • 1236

    Geez GoGreen, people like you turn people away from being green. Here they are trying to do something good, and all you can do is b**ch.

    You're no different from all the other people are are uptight, judgemental, and self righteous about their cause. Why don't you sit at home in the dark on Halloween and protest, you'll be conserving energy!