To the Editor:

Who doesn’t love Halloween? On behalf of the Darien Youth Commission and the many sectors of the community who supported the Youth Commission’s 19th Annual Halloween Window Painting Contest this past weekend, thank you.

The weather on Saturday wasn’t terribly cooperative, but that didn’t dampen the integrity of the event. Between Saturday and Sunday, close to 100 middle and high school students painted 31 storefronts throughout the community. This activity has become one that merchants, participants and community-members at large all enjoy — something that Darien folks have come to expect — and love.

Like many of these special events, these activities are made possible as a result of the unique partnership the Darien Youth Commission forges with the public and private sectors. Special thanks again goes to: Beth Cherico, visual arts director from the Darien Arts Center, for her expert eye in judging the artwork, and to the Depot for graciously allowing us to host our winners’ reception for the winning and honorable mention teams.

For a complete list of winners/honorable mention recipients, visit the Youth Commission website: darienct.gov/yc.

Alicia Sillars

Youth director of Darien Youth Commission