Each year, when reds and oranges start vanquishing the green hues of summer, there’s always one thought on my mind: it’s almost Halloween. There’s something about the cool, crisp air of the night that I love, my costume acting as a warm and cozy blanket against the autumn breeze. Halloween has always felt magical to me, and although my excitement for each upcoming spooky season has been slowly but surely dwindling with every passing year, I’d be lying if I were to say that Oct. 31 still didn’t have a special place in my heart.
I still vividly remember elementary school Halloween traditions, such as Miller-Driscoll’s pumpkin carving night and Cider Mill’s parade around the bus loop, and I don’t believe that the memories associated with these events will be escaping me anytime soon. Halloween is a big deal in Wilton when you’re young, and so the entire community truly goes out of its way to make it a one-of-a-kind experience. From welcoming scarecrows seasonally making their way around town to goofy jack-o’-lanterns popping up around neighborhoods, there is no deficiency of spooky season spirit in Wilton.