WILTON – Nearly 100 children painted scenes of pumpkins, ghosts and goblins, bats, black cats and everything else that says Halloween on the shop windows downtown.
Wayne Young, 12, of Wilton, took his time painting a smiling Jack ‘o Lantern on a Main Street window. Down the street, the Parent Teacher Association members were selling baked goodies to benefit the Wilton schools’ educational programs.
Further up Main Street, Nancy Merrow sponsored an apple bobbing event that had both youths and adults face diving to catch just one bite.
“It’s been a great turnout,” said Corey Black of the event-sponsoring Rocky Hill Landscaping of Wilton. This is the first year the window painting event has taken place here and organizers were surprised at the big turn out.
Meanwhile, in Farmington, the Rotary Club-sponsored window painting drew a huge crowd of children followed by parents. This event has been going on here for years and on this warm and sunny afternoon, many came and painted.