~ Submitted by Valerie Arvidson and Leah Devereaux, Bedford Family Connection
Did you overhear the screams . . . of delight coming from the town recreation fields on Saturday afternoon, October 22nd? Little ones dressed in their best Halloween costumes came out to the Bedford Family Connection (BFC) annual Halloween Party to enjoy some seasonal fun during a beautiful autumn day. The event is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the non-profit BFC and wouldn’t be possible without sponsorship from local businesses. The BFC thanks our local sponsors for making the party’s festive activities possible! The event included an obstacle course, face painting, magician, raffle, theatrical performance of Room on The Broom by Bedford High drama students, balloon twisting, games, crafts, music, prizes, snacks, candy, and more! The party was attended by an estimated 295 children and was staffed by an amazing village of community volunteers including teens, parents, cousins, grandparents, and nannies. Our little monsters, pumpkins, princesses, superheroes, and skeletons had a blast being together during this spooktacular town tradition. We hope to have even more families join us next year.
The money raised by the event helps fund enriching activities put on by the BFC serving families with small children all year long.
The Bedford Family Connection (BFC) is a volunteer-run organization that supports, provides resources, and plans activities for local families with children ages five and under. Founded in 1988, the mission of the BFC has been to strengthen the community by nurturing families, fostering friendships, and supporting learning.
The BFC offers a wide range of free or low-cost family activities throughout the year, providing opportunities for you and your children to socialize with new and old friends. Whether you are interested in playgroups, book clubs, family outings, holiday celebrations, or a parent night out, the BFC has something for you.
As a non-profit, Bedford Family Connection relies on contributions from local businesses. Are you interested in helping this community continue to grow strong, while also advertising your business? Our monthly newsletter is seeking new advertisers! Please contact us at BFCDirectors@gmail.com if you are interested!