Monster Bash a smash at Whiting Mills


WINSTED — Halloween came early at Whiting Mills artist studios building for the first-ever Monster Bash on Saturday, Sept. 21.
Two floors of the building, located at 210 Holabird Avenue, included Halloween fun for both young and old during the event.
At the beginning of the event, the “Skeleton Crew,” a group of costumed large trolls from Massachusetts, greeted families waiting outside.
Inside Whiting Mills, visitors got to take part in hands-on craft workshops, watch a haunted puppet graveyard show, a magic show, and a monster makeup demonstration by Tyler Green who has a studio in the building.
The event also included a raffle that benefited the Salvation Army.
Organizer Nolyn Teeling said that the event was a success, with hundreds of people both young and old attending.
“Before we even started the event today we had a lot of people waiting outside,” Teeling said. “Whether we have a big or small crowd, I am already ecstatic by the look on people’s faces. It’s never too early for Halloween.”
“This is a fabulous event for the community,” Whiting Mills building manager Sandy Evans said. “Everyone has worked extremely hard on this. I’m seeing a lot of adults and children because Halloween is not just for children any longer. It’s for adults too.”
Green said that Halloween should not be confined to one day a year.
“I think Halloween should be the whole fall,” Green said. “To me, Halloween is all about creativity. It’s super cool to get festive with the whole season.”

Monster Bash at Whiting Mills 2019