Unless of course that horse's name is Ms. Jada. Central Fire Station
With two fires in Amherst quickly stopped by AFD and an unstoppable one in Hadley over the weekend, along with an overflowing number of "college aged youth" transported to the hospital for intoxication there was, refreshingly, at least one family oriented event that attracted a major crowd to Amherst town center early Sunday afternoon: the annual Halloween Fest.
Parade through town center down Kellogg Street to the Bangs Community Center
Even a downtown Bar got into the spirit
Twenty downtown businesses participated, giving out candy to the kids (and occasional parent). Customers at busy locations like Rao's Coffee, Bart's Ice Cream or Antonio's Pizza seemed amused by the sudden influx of ghosts, goblins, robots, and my little horse.
No fun Amherst event is complete without Representative Ellen Story