A delightful string of late-year holidays approaches — Halloween next week, then Thanksgiving, then Hanukkah and Christmas in December.
The Holiday Trust Fund sent its annual appeal letters out last week, seeking donations to help with its mission of supporting some of the small-town traditions that are so cherished in what has become a bustling suburb. There’s the Halloween Walk that attracts thousands — literally thousands — of youngsters to Main Street, where they parade through the village showing off their costumes and visit shops collecting candy. This year’s Halloween Walk is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 28. All those little ones traipsing around requires police presence — they close Main Street for more than two hours — and it is the cost of the extra officers that the Holiday Trust Fund covers.