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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 11, 2018 — The Department of Parks and Recreation is holding its annual Flashlight Halloween Haunt Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Painter Park tennis courts, 190 Kelsey Ave. The rain date is Monday, Oct. 29.
The free event, for city residents, includes a candy corn guess and a contest for best costume. Trick-or-treaters must bring a flashlight and a candy bag to search for ghoulish goodies.
Prizes are awarded for best costume in each age group.
The hunt schedule is 6:05 p.m., ages 3 and younger; 6:25 p.m., ages 4-5; 6:45 p.m., ages 6-7; and 6:55 p.m., ages 8-10.
Participants should register 10 minutes before their hunt time and must show proof of residence. Only one adult may assist a child in the hunt for ages 3 and under; all other age groups hunt unassisted.
Trick-or-treaters are asked to bring nonperishable items for the West Haven Emergency Assistance Task Force, which provides food for residents in need.