WELLINGTON – The Wellington Fire Department Auxiliary is hoping that the past will repeat itself during their second indoor-outdoor Halloween costume party and dance for adults Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Wellington Fire Hall.
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Wellington firefighter Leon Perry (left), and Fire Chief Christian Arsenault clown around with a witch and a scarecrow from the department’s auxiliary as they prepare for the second annual Wellington Fire Department Halloween Dance, slated for Saturday, Oct. 26, at the fire hall.
“Last year, hundreds and hundreds of people showed up, partied hard and contributed about $10,000 to help purchase and maintain much-needed firefighting equipment,” says Melissa Arsenault, spokesperson for the eight-person auxiliary. “We are therefore hoping for similar results this year, which shouldn’t be too difficult since everybody who was there last year is supposed to come back with more friends.”
The dance, featuring the rocking music of popular P.E.I. bands Edge and Pretty Tragic, will rock out from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. The dance will be held both inside the fire hall where the fire trucks are usually parked and outside in its large parking lot.
Prizes will be awarded for best costumes in individuals, couples and group categories.
Advanced tickets for this second annual Halloween dance can be purchased for $10 at Ivan’s Garage in Abram-Village or at the Wellington Co-op, as well as from Wellington firefighters or by contacting the auxiliary on Facebook (search by event name).
“Get your tickets soon as we are hoping for a sold-out night!” urges Arsenault. “Together, let’s show our firefighters how much we appreciate them by providing them with quality equipment that will allow them to do the best job they can."
Tickets will be sold on a 50-50 draw during the evening.