Fire Department sees large turnout for Halloween Parade

The Upton Fire Department held another great Halloween Parade with over 150 kids participating. This event is a huge success thanks to all the Fire Fighters and EMTS who volunteer. This year the department also had several Fire Explorers on hand to help with the event. In the busy neighborhood near BVT  homeowners had about 350 trick or treaters. The parents were pleased to visitors parked over at BVT which made for less traffic in the street. Here are a few photos of Halloween in Upton. … [Read more...]

Neighborhood near BVT sees over 400 trick-or-treaters on Halloween (includes photos from Halloween Parade)

It was a slow start on Halloween this year, which had one mom in the neighborhood thinking, "Have the kids all grown, will this be the first year we don't run out of candy." Between 5:30 and 6:45 p.m. the crowds were smaller than usually for the very busy trick-or-treat spot. It was a trick for the homeowners. By 7 p.m. the crowds started pouring in and the annual Halloween rush was on.  Homeowners in the neighborhood estimate they saw over 400 treat-or-treaters. Many ran out of candy much … [Read more...]

How to stay safe on Halloween

Kids are more than twice as likely to be hit by  a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year according to documentation provided by the Upton Police Department.  There are several thing you to do to make it easier for drivers to see kids, such as giving your child a flashlight or glow stick to carry, or attach reflective hang tags, wristbands or tape to their costumes. Below is a list of ways to keep your child safe provided by safekids.org Walk Safely • Children … [Read more...]