2015-11-05 / Letters to the Editor

Successful Halloween


Scary seniors The senior center held its Halloween party last Thursday. From left, in costume were Mary Berthelot, Virginia Richardson, Ellie Chase, Ernie Wulff, Ellen Vietri, Rosemarie Smith, Joe Teixeira and Dot Norton. 
Courtesy | Ellie Chase Scary seniors The senior center held its Halloween party last Thursday. From left, in costume were Mary Berthelot, Virginia Richardson, Ellie Chase, Ernie Wulff, Ellen Vietri, Rosemarie Smith, Joe Teixeira and Dot Norton. Courtesy | Ellie Chase On behalf of many of my Clinton Avenue neighbors, I would like to thank the thoughtful and generous members of the community for their donations of candy for Halloween. Clinton Avenue has been the place to be on Halloween night for decades, with kids from around the island heading into town for trick-or-treating. A few years ago, some north-enders realized that while they don’t need to buy candy because they come to town for the night, the residents of Clinton Avenue get hit hard each year with the cost to give out candy to hundreds of trick-or-treaters.

Special thanks goes to Kim Froberg, who organized the candy drive again this year. We collected well over 100 bags of candy, which were distributed to the houses who participated in the special night.

Where else but wonderful Jamestown would everyone come together to make sure our kids had a great time? It really helped defray some of the cost for candy, and a fun, safe night was had by the more than 500 kids who came to our doors.

Special thanks also goes to Chief Mello for keeping our children safe by closing down Clinton Avenue to traffic; to Frank Mapes of Paco’s Tacos for bringing a little variety to our little town; and to Paul Sprague of Island Scoop for letting us borrow his picnic tables so families had a place to eat their tacos. We’ll see you all again next year.

Michelle Bush

Clinton Avenue

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