This Halloween, the North End Waterfront Mothers’ / Fathers’ Association (NEWMA) is once again sponsoring neighborhood trick-or-treating on Wednesday, October 31, beginning at 3:30 p.m.

In order for the holiday be a wholly inclusive celebration, NEWMA is encouraging both residents and local businesses to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project. This is a nationwide movement by the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) organization to encourage offerings of non-food treats in addition to traditional candy to trick-or-treaters at Halloween. It is a way for children with food allergies, diabetes, celiac disease, as well as other medical conditions – for whom all candy may not be an option –to enjoy a safer, happier holiday.

Businesses participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project can continue to offer candy, but also give children the option of a non-food treat. To participate, place the flyer in your window before Halloween festivities begin at 3:30 p.m. Extra flyers can be picked up at Alba Produce located at 18 Parmenter Street.

Visit tealpumpkinproject.org to learn more or contact northendhalloween@gmail.com with any questions.

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