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Malden Celebrates a Spooktacular Halloween

Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Chamber of Commerce kicked off Malden’s Halloween festivities at their 11th Annual Trick-or-Treat event in Malden Square which started on Exchange Street this year. Mayor Gary Christenson handed out candy in full costume to trick-or-treaters. Children received a multitude of treats, including books and coloring materials and were provided a treasure map to participating Pleasant Street establishments, including the Senior Center, who also handed out candy and treats.

The Mayor and attendees then checked out Malden Access Television’s annual Haunted Studio event where children were treated to MATV’s Halloween decked-out studio complete with scary creatures, ghosts and goblins! All were invited to walk through a very haunted graveyard that included a few tricks and Halloween treats.

Rounding out the evening on Granite Street in the Trafton Park area, multiple families and volunteers hosted hundreds of children and families as they took part in what has now become a neighborhood tradition. Candy, hot dogs, hot chocolate, popcorn and photos from the photo booth were given away as trick-or-treaters stopped by to celebrate. The Trafton Halloween has grown from what initially began in the driveway of Dolores Carbone to an exciting opportunity for the community to interact with one another. A spooky time was had by all!

Mayor Christenson and participants of the Chamber of Commerce Annual Trick-or-Treat event

Chamber of Commerce Director Jenna Coccimiglio hands out candy

Mayor Christenson hands out treats

MATV Haunted Studio

A scene from the MATV Haunted Studio

Participants of the Annual Trafton Halloween celebration

Mayor Christenson with Dolores Carbone, in whose yard Trafton Halloween began many years ago!

Released by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson

Photos by City of Malden