It has been more than a week since Trick-or-Treators were roaming the sidewalks in search of candy, but kids (and their parents) can't stop talking about the mummy they saw in Old Wethersfield on Halloween night! Volunteers from Wethersfield Volunteer Ambulance Association came in on their day off to decorate the ambulance and make it just the right amount of 'spooky' for Wethersfield's Trick-or-Treators.
The Ambulance, which was parked at the intersection of Main Street and Garden Street, featured spider-webs, pumpkins, and a mummy on the stretcher. The mummy looked so realistic that it left people wondering if it was going to jump up and scare them! If they wanted candy, they were going to find out for themselves, since the mummy was covered in everyone's favorite treats. Due to HIPAA, we cannot comment on what the mummy was being treated for.
Volunteers Brian Formanek and Shivani Patel, both EMT's and members of Wethersfield Volunteer Ambulance Association, spent the afternoon decorating the ambulance before proceeding to Old Wethersfield. They quickly began to get the attention of cars driving by and became quite the attraction, with cars strategically parking in the area to look. Candy began to run out, and the number of Trick-or-Treators grew. Formanek and Patel needed to call in back-up, which came with more candy, and more sets of eyes to keep an eye on all the kids. Over 250 Trick-or-Treators recieved candy from the mummy.
This was the first time WVAA has participated in Halloween fun in Old Wethersfield, which is one of the most popular places in the area to go Trick-or-Treating. WVAA plans to do this annually, since it was such a huge success. Another ambulance was available to respond to 9-1-1 calls in Wethersfield.