Young, spooky and hungry kids hit Main Street for treats

By Lydia Goerner | Oct 31, 2017
Photo by: Lydia Goerner Gracie and Emma Pacheco pose in their costumes.

An estimated 300 kids took to Main Street Tuesday afternoon, getting treats, not tricks, from businesses.

The event is sponsored by the Wareham Village Association and has taken place for around 10 years.

"Every year, it gets more and more popular," said Tracy McGraw, president of the Wareham Village Association.

McGraw said almost every business on Main Street participated in handing out candy to kids in costume this year.

Children trekked through clothing stores, the bank and post office, stopped and the Wareham Fire Department and at a van manned by members of the Wareham Police Association.

"It's all about the kids," said Officer Calib Larue of the Wareham Police Association, who stopped to take pictures with the costumed children.

Tracy Medeiros, owner of The Gallery Consignment Shoppe on Main Street, said she has learned from experience how many pounds of candy she needs to buy for the event: usually more than 5 pounds.

"I love seeing all the kids, plus I get to dress up," said Medeiros, who dressed as the leg lamp in "A Christmas Story."

Medeiros said the annual event brings in people to her store that normally don't walk through, which provides business that can last throughout the year.

Jaxson Heavey, 9 months, gets candy from Kim Lopes, an administrative assistant at GAF Engineering on Main Street. (Photo by: Lydia Goerner)
From left, Jason Benoit, Payton Calvin, Kingston Sequeira and Daylen Sequeira hit Main Street on Tuesday for candy. (Photo by: Lydia Goerner)
Andres Ixcuna grabs a piece of candy from the post office. (Photo by: Lydia Goerner)
Samara, 4, and Zachary Foggie, 1, munch on some candy as they head down Main Street. (Photo by: Lydia Goerner)
Ethan Andrade, 8, and Tabitha Pierce of Onset celebrate Ethan's early release from school by dressing up in Star Wars costumes. (Photo by: Lydia Goerner)
Tracy Medeiros, owner of The Gallery Consignment Shoppe, hands out candy throughout the afternoon. (Photo by: Lydia Goerner)
Andrea Pelletier passes out candy to kids outside Metro PCS. (Photo by: Lydia Goerner)
Ellieanna Zecco, 1, pauses for a photo in her cat costume. (Photo by: Lydia Goerner)
Kaylin Sylvia, 8, picks up some treats at the Wareham Village Association table. (Photo by: Lydia Goerner)
Wareham Police Officer Calib Larue hangs out with Zachary Foggie. (Photo by: Lydia Goerner)
Taylor Rose-Lopes and her son Greyson, part of the Wareham Police Association, show off their costumes Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by: Lydia Goerner)
Angel Cray, 6, scoops up some candy from Cumberland Farms. (Photo by: Lydia Goerner)
Breanna Baker and Jayden Eldrige stop inside Beauty Nails for some candy. (Photo by: Lydia Goerner)
"Mumma" Mary Labonti hands out candy dressed as Cruella de Vil. (Photo by: Lydia Goerner)
Blake Pinto, dressed as a Minecraft creeper, picks up candy from the Wareham Fire Department. (Photo by: Lydia Goerner)
Mason Pacheco poses in his firefighter costume outside the Wareham Fire Department. (Photo by: Lydia Goerner)
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