Thanks for successful Merrimack Halloween Party

To the Editor:

The Merrimack Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank everyone who came out to join us for the 22nd annual Halloween Party at Wasserman Park.

Pumpkins were decorated, games were played and happy costume contest winners walked away with bikes or Cinemagic gift cards, supplied by the Merrimack Police Department. The night was a huge success.

Inside the Function Hall, the Merrimack Police Department’s PACT and Merrimack Crimeline organized pumpkin painting, a costume parade showcasing all of the children’s creative costumes, popcorn, apples, treats and complimentary refreshments. A big thank-you to Officer Kelleher and Lisa Mooney, who organized the costume contest and distributed safety tips on how to enjoy a happy and healthy Halloween. Thank you to Liz Gotauco from the Merrimack Public Library, who kept children entertained with Halloween tales during story hour and for being one of the judges for the costume contest.

Thank you to the Merrimack FIRST robotics team for another frightfully fantastic Haunted House.

Thank you to Sam the Music Man, who kept the night hopping with everyone’s favorite Halloween songs, Merrimack Friends and Family for their fun Halloween photo booth, Merrimack Karate for their entertaining sponge bop game, the Merrimack Leo Club for their delicious homemade treats, Dr. Pollack for his free toothbrush giveaway and the MHS Interact Club for handing out ghost lollipops and running a game. Special thanks to Sarah Jones and Jessie McElwain from the MHS Interact Club for helping judge the costume contest.

We would like to thank Merrimack Girl Scout Cadette Troops 10375, 10688 and 12129, Junior Troops 10388 and 10151, Brownie Troop 10623 and Daisy Troop 13912 for sharing their time and bringing their enthusiasm and creativity to help run games and activities, paint faces, apply tattoos, as well as carving pumpkins. We would like to thank the Merrimack police volunteers for directing traffic and providing light in the parking lots to keep our visitors safe.

Lastly, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all of the volunteers, who took time out their busy schedules to help make this a safe and fun night.

Kelly Valluzzi,
town of Merrimack
Parks and Recreation Department