Young, spooky and hungry kids hit Main Street for treats

Oct 31, 2017

An estimated 300 kids took to Main Street Tuesday afternoon, getting treats, not tricks, from businesses.

The event is sponsored by the Wareham Village Association and has taken place for around 10 years.

"Every year, it gets more and more popular," said Tracy McGraw, president of the Wareham Village Association.

McGraw said almost every business on Main Street participated in handing out candy to kids in costume this year.

Children trekked through clothing stores, the bank and post office, stopped and the Wareham Fire Department and at a van manned by members of the Wareham Police Association.

"It's all about the kids," said Officer Calib Larue of the Wareham Police Association, who stopped to take pictures with the costumed children.

Tracy Medeiros, owner of The Gallery Consignment Shoppe on Main Street, said she has learned from experience how many pounds of candy she needs to buy for the event: usually more than 5 pounds.

"I love seeing all the kids, plus I get to dress up," said Medeiros, who dressed as the leg lamp in "A Christmas Story."

Medeiros said the annual event brings in people to her store that normally don't walk through, which provides business that can last throughout the year.