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Friends of St. Francis Halloween party ‘funnest night’

ST. FRANCIS, Maine — More than 100 children attended the fourth annual Friends of St. Francis Halloween Party and at least one young boy is already looking forward to going back next year. 

Noah Kruy, 7, of St. Francis attended his first-ever Friends of St. Francis Halloween party dressed as a werewolf. The very next morning while preparing to get on the school bus to attend first grade at Fort Kent Elementary School, Kruy told his father Adam McBreairty what he thought of the party.

“Last night was the funnest night of my whole entire life,” Kruy said. 

“Pure joy, that’s what I saw in him, pure joy,” McBreairty said.

The party took place at the St. Francis Community Center and included spooky decorations, fun Halloween-themed music, arts and crafts, games, a meal of hot dogs, chips and cake, and trunk or treating for candy in the community center parking lot.

Noah Kruy, 7, dressed as a werewolf for the Friends of St. Francis Halloween Party on Thursday, Oct. 31, and said he cannot wait to go back next year. (Adam McBreairty)

“We have this party to help kids stay off the street and be safer. It’s a place for kids and adults to come to have fun,” said Friends of St. Francis president Cindy Jandreau. “We have approximately 40 kids here in St. Francis and we had a lot of kids from surrounding towns which is awesome.”

“The excitement and happiness that’s so visible in the kids is incredible,” McBreairty said. “Cindy and her crew put in untold hours. I can’t say enough about how great it all is.”

Kruy, whose mother is Kayla McCrary of Linneus, told his father that his favorite thing about the party was “being able to play with so many of his friends.”

“He wished they did it every weekend,” McBreairty said. 

“I’m very appreciative of all the hard work and volunteer hours that Friends of St. Francis commit to putting on community child-oriented events,” McBreairty added. “They’re creating lifetime memories for the next generations.”

Kruy said he is looking forward to attending the fifth annual Friends of St. Francis Halloween Party, and it appears the youngster will have that opportunity.

“We plan on doing it again next year,” Jandreau said.

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