The Guilford Recreation Commission was proud to facilitate the collaboration with four other Guilford organizations to host the “Haunting of Guilford Center” this year: the Conservation Commission, the Historical Society, CC4G and the Guilford Free Library.
We were proud to incorporate two annual events as the foundation to this festival. Laura Lawson Tukers 'All Hallow’s Eve's - Guilford Center Village Trick-or-Treat', a Guilford tradition since 1989, and the 'Trunk or Treat Dance Party' an annual event since 2011 created by Wendy Stone and Eric Jones.
We added three new events this year.
The conservation commission organized 'Spooky Walk: Ghosts of Guilford'. Participants walk from the one room school house through the Andrew Weeks trail for an evening walk to meet colorful characters from Guilford Town History, who tell their spooky stories. On the way back, enjoy some hot apple cider once you reach Mother Honeywell and her cauldron.
We collaborated with the Guilford Historical Society and the Guilford Central Schools 6th grade class to bring a showing of 'The Whisperer In Darkness'. This 2011 movie was adapted from the novel of the same name written by H.P. Lovecraft here in Guilford about a century ago. The 6th graders, with teacher Jen Kramer, did a unit on study about the history behind the navel and presented it at the beginning of the film.
Lastly, we partnered with Community Collaborative for Guilford and the Guilford Free Library to bring 'Pumpkin Painting, Carving and Storytelling'. Carving and decorating pumpkins, reading stories and singing songs about all things pumpkin! Free books were given away too!