Halloween Comes to Main Street in Hauntington

Residents of all ages came out for an informal parade and trick-or-treating Thursday in Huntington Village, escaping the rain but not the strong winds.

Elected officials, including Supervisor Chad Lupinacci, Town Councilwoman Joan Cergol, who was dressed to look like Rosie the Riveter, and Receiver of Taxes Jillian Guthman, spoke to the crowd of costumed residents gathered at the Huntington Post Office before everyone set off along Gerard Street and over to Main Street. 

Other elected officials or candidates, including Garrett Chelius who is running for the Suffolk County 18th District legislative job, also turned out, while others dispatched aides to hand out candy. 

Children dressed in costumes from old-style police boxes to  a scarecrow, unicorn, ninjas, firefighters and various princesses and characters, such as Violet Baudelaire from the books, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Minions.

Store owners along the route handed out candy until they ran out. Huntington renamed itself Hauntington for the day.


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