FR&A Photo Gallery: Halloween 2015 In The Township

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There were plenty of opportunities for little ghouls and goblins to fill up their Trick-or-Treat bags on Oct. 31, even before it was time to ring neighborhood doorbells.

Events at Franklin Middle School and the municipal complex featured trunk-or-treating, with enough candy on hand to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

The middle school event was actually put on by MacAfee Road School; it was the kickoff to the school’s 50th anniversary celebration.

In the morning, MacAfee Road alumni came back to run clinics for children in football, soccer, basketball and dance.

Following the clinics, the children visited the dozens of decorated cars lined up in the parking lot to get their sweet treats.

Jay Hooper, a MacAfee teacher, organized the event. He said he wanted to give he and his fellow alumni  chance to “give back to the community.”

“I grew up in Franklin, and I just wanted to give back,” he said. “A lot of my friends who were here today wanted to do it for the kids.

MacAfee principal Bill Grippo said the school will have anniversary events during 2016.

“January 2016 begins the 50th year,” he said. “There will be a number of events, but the big thing is we’ll cut the ribbon on the new playground.”

The school recently completed a fundraising effort to buy a new, age-appropriate playground for its younger students. Grippo said the playground should be installed by the spring.

“It’s going to be a very promising, fun year for our kids,” he said.

Later in the day, the township’s Recreation Department held its annual Pumpkin Patch next to the Community Center. Games, pumpkin decorating, balloons and food were provided by township clubs and organizations.

The day was highlighted by the annual costume parade around the parking lot, followed by prizes for best costumes in a number of categories.

Something new this year was the trunk-or-treating area, which was populated by township organizations.

Below are scenes from both events.

2015 Halloween in Franklin Township




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