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Photo of children trick-or-treating outside.
Pictured above: Children trick-or-treating at Distraction Brewery in Roslindale Village.

by Mary Beth O’Sullivan, Ignatian Volunteer

The invitation was extended for fun, food, and fall festivities at Casserly House and thirteen neighborhood children responded, four of them new to Casserly House!  Pizza was eagerly consumed before the children ventured to Roslindale Village Main Streets’ organized trick-or-treating. One child commented “This is the best day of my life” as her bag was filled with treats. After trick-or-treating and face painting, back at Casserly House, the children creatively decorated cookies and pumpkins while others bobbed for apples to celebrate fall while respecting various family traditions.  A water balloon toss and leaf blowing contest rounded out the day, with prizes for all!  As this festival was our newest team member Lindsay’s first family engagement activity, we were all grateful for her shaping a wonderful event.

Photo of children and adult volunteers in costumes and wigs, smiling at the camera
Photo of young girl painting a pumpkin while wearing a doctor costume
Photo of two boys bobbing for apples outside while a third boy waits for his turn