Halloween enjoyed by seniors in Glastonbury

By Steve Smith - Staff Writer
Glastonbury/South Windsor - posted Fri., Nov. 1, 2013
Gloria Bakston dresses as deranged surgeon 'Dr. Gogo' at the Glastonbury Senior Center's Halloween Happenings on Oct. 29. Photos by Steve Smith.
Gloria Bakston dresses as deranged surgeon 'Dr. Gogo' at the Glastonbury Senior Center's Halloween Happenings on Oct. 29. Photos by Steve Smith.

The Glastonbury Senior Center hosted a ghoulish gathering on Oct. 29. Friends from the South Windsor Senior Center were invited to Haunted Halloween Happenings at the Riverfront Community Center.

The lunch menu included “ghoulish” chicken with apple cider gravy, “monster mash”-ed potatoes, “creepy” green beans, a Cob “Web” salad, finger rolls and a dessert called “Devil’s Delight.”

“The Country Duo,” a.k.a. Jeff and Dick, were said to be “horrifically” entertaining, as they provided a mix of country, bluegrass, gospel and oldies music. The Glastonbury Human Services staff also led some dancing, before the parade of costumes.

Prizes were given out to several of the seniors, including Dick Brown of South Windsor for his “Lucky Leprechaun” outfit. Brown joked that he wears a ghost costume on St. Patrick's Day.

Other prizes went to Barbara Sturgeon as “Cat Woman,” Alice Robinson for her “Leopard” costume and Gloria Bakston as the evil “Dr. Gogo,” who apparently performs surgery with a large serrated knife.

Dick Coombs of Glastonbury was dressed as a classic Red Sox fan, and said that while he was certainly rooting for the Sox in the World Series and his favorite current player is David Ortiz, he was also a big fan of Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski.

For more information about Glastonbury Senior Center's special events, visit www.glastonbury-ct.gov.


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