The Ladies Auxiliary of the Southbury Volunteer Firemen’s Association is accepting unopened packages of individually wrapped candy for distribution at the 11th annual Halloween Spooktacular. A collection box will be located at the back entrance of the firehouse, 461 Main St. South, Southbury, until Wednesday, October 20. Costumed characters will accept donations in the front parking lot of the firehouse during the following times: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 16; 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 18, and 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 19.
The Halloween Spooktacular will take place from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 23, between Pomperaug Elementary School and the Southbury Firehouse. Costumed children and families are invited to trick-or-treat at decorated booths hosted by community organizations and businesses.