Ragamuffin Fair and Parade Returns!
by Amy Meyerson
Weston Women’s League
OCTOBER 11, 2011 (WESTON, CT) – Calling all ghosts and goblins, pirates and princesses…dress up in your Halloween costumes and get ready for the 2011 Annual
Ragamuffin Fair and Parade! This beloved event is just around the corner and provides
the youngest Westonites with a safe and fun way to celebrate Halloween, while raising
money for a worthy cause. Admission is free, however, there is a suggested donation of
$10 per family, with all proceeds benefiting UNICEF.
This year’s party sponsored by the Weston Women’s League will take place on Monday, October 31st at Hurlbutt Elementary’s South House Field from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The celebration features games, a costume contest, and a “photo op” — where a memorable Polaroid will capture your Halloween moment. Volunteers from the League also will be selling glow products. The costume contest categories are “Best age 4 and Under,” “Best age 5 and Older,” “Best Group,” and “Most Original,” with prizes for all categories.
The parade will commence at 5:45 p.m. and end at the Weston Fire House, where trick-or-treaters can visit a child-friendly haunted house. The Weston Fire Department also will have a second haunted house for people looking for a scare. In inclement weather, Ragamuffin revelers will gather in Community Room at the Weston Library between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. for festivities, without the actual parade.
Hurlbutt, Weston Intermediate, and Middle school students will bring home those
famous orange UNICEF boxes to fill with spare change that will reach needy children
overseas. “We’re thrilled to continue the tradition of the Ragamuffin Fair and Parade as
it provides the community with a place for the younger children to enjoy Halloween. We
are also extremely grateful, especially during these economic times, for the generosity of
Weston families during our annual drive for UNICEF,” said League President Heather Pemberton Levy.
Questions or inquiries about the Ragamuffin Fair and Parade and UNICEF