By Lindsay Carey
The 18th annual Halloween in the Village of Plantsville drew crowds of families for a night of safe trick or treating fun.
Popular costumes this year ranged from Elsa, from this year’s hit movie “Frozen,” to the classic superhero costumes like Superman and Batman.
Anthony Burek was suited up as Mr. Incredible with daughters Kaitlyn Burek and Isabelle Burek waiting in line at the firehouse for some treats. The father said he brings his children to Halloween in the Village of Plantsville every year.
“It’s fun and safe, it’s a good time,” said Burek.
Burek, along with many of the businesses in Plantsville, proved that Halloween isn’t only for children. Parents and employees were dressed for the event too.
At Zingarella’s, children could stop by a photo station to get a picture with some of the Disney Princesses. There were also two clowns, “Talula Belle and Happy” making balloon animals for the children. A couple of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were also available at the event for a photo-op with trick or treaters and magician the Great Leone performed for small groups of children.
Peggy Hydock brought her grandchildren in costumes she made for them herself.
“They love wearing costumes,” said Hydock.
She made her granddaughter Hannah DuPerri an Elsa costume from “Frozen “and made her grandson Joshua DuPerri a cowboy costume.
The event was fun for first time participants and also seasoned participants as well. For some people in town, this is one of the events they look forward to every year.
Stephanie Clark brought her children and her neighbor’s daughter to the Halloween event.
“We never miss it,” said Clark. “Plantsville puts on a good Halloween festival, from the firehouse down to the church.”
Jennifer Strileckis from Southington said that she had heard about the event, but it was the first time she had brought her children Avery Strileckis and Hunter Strickleckis to the event.
“We head about it through word of mouth,” said Strileckis. “It was a lot of fun. We’d definitely do it again.”
By Lindsay Carey