Cohoes Rotary Club steps in to host Halloween parade at Senior Center

November 01, 2018 12:06 AM

COHOES - The Cohoes Senior Center never looked so lively.

"A lot of these younger people have never been in this building before," Senior Center Director, Ed Tremblay said.

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"I didn't know this room is going to be that big," one little girl said.

Sponsored by the Cohoes Rotary Club, kids got to enjoy more than just the candy this year.

Thanks to the Community Miracles in Action organization, they got to also play games like the candy corn hole and the skeleton nerf shoot.

"I wanted to be a superhero, Batman, but I wanted to be a werewolf because I love werewolves," another kid said.

For 45 years the Halloween Parade in the Spindle City that rolled along Remsen Street would end with a monster bash at the Community Center. But since it's closure last week, the Senior Center stepped in to help.

"The center is just waiting for the audit to come back. I've been in contact with the board president and we're going to set something up as soon as it comes back to look at the numbers and figure out what we can do so that hopefully, next year we're going back to the community center," Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse said.

And the Senior Center is also hosting some of their programs.

"We're already working with some of their yoga instructors and Zumba instructors to move class is over here," Tremblay said. 

Many are hoping the Community Center will reopen soon, but if it doesn't in time for next year's Halloween...

"If it's not, our doors are always open here we'll do it again," Tremblay said.

Parents who had their kids enrolled in child care at the Cohoes Community Center are encouraged to attend a meeting, Monday, November 5th at 7p.m. at the Abram Lansing Elementary School for an open house. TSL Adventures will take over the service.


Karen Tararache

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