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Trick or Treating

5 to 7pm on Halloween night is the standard trick or treating hours in Madison. Some neighbors have even been known to organize a kick-off parade along the bike path!

The Halloween Bonfire—a signature event!

On October 31, after you and the kids wrap-up trick or treating from 5-7 p.m., please join us at Norman Clayton Park, located between Piping Rock Road and Shoreham Drive, from 7-9 p.m. Savor hot chocolate around the bonfire and visit with your friends and neighbors while the kids run around in their costumes in the dark!

In 2022 (2023 bonfire was canceled due to freezing temperatures), over the course of two hours on a cool, crisp autumn night, more than 100 Greentree residents—drawn by the fire, tradition (and social media posts)—attended the event. Hot chocolate was consumed until the container was spent. Kids in costumes wrestled. Neighbors chatted. Leashed dogs and a cat named Stormy represented the animal kingdom. It was an exceptional night for a bonfire.

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are always needed at the Bonfire to tend the fire and hand out cocoa; watch the October "Stump" for whom to contact.

Special thanks to 2022 Bonfire volunteers: Joel and Kathy Batha for supplying and delivering the firewood; Bonnie and Steve Henningfield for supplying and delivering the hot chocolate; Dave and Mayo Ewanowski and Ian Scott for tending the fire; Helen and Pat Sheahan, Maddy Scott, Dana Russell, Barbara Torres and her son Andrew for serving the hot chocolate: Jay Russell, Allan Bricker, Helen Sheahan and Barbara Torres and her son Andrew for setting up the Park. And thanks to Betty Zahid for supplying the water to extinguish the fire.

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