Halloween Makes a Scene In Sayville
Couldn’t have asked for a more Boo-ti-ful fall day for painting Sayville town in Halloween colors. Sayville Middle School and High School art students and their teachers planned the yearly field trip to town and created—with permission—imaginative pictures of great pumpkins, Snoopy, Harry Potter, various ghouls, whimsical witches, and assorted candy corns on the storefronts.
This long-standing tradition, established more than 30 years ago, has been a wonderful collaboration between the art students in Sayville School District and the Kiwanis Club. Again this year, prior to Halloween, Sayville Kiwanis Club president Roy Fedelem and some of its members visited the local Sayville shops to solicit participation in the activity. Once the stores had agreed to have their windows painted, the Kiwanis Club provided the list and generously donated the art supplies to the Sayville School District Art Department.
"Looked like everybody was having a lot of fun doing the windows," remarked Kiwanis Club President, Roy Fedelem. "I was impressed at how hard they were working as well as the quality of their work."
Generations of students have been trying their hands at window painting, so it is no surprise that some Sayville storeowners recall painting windows when they were students. While the trick of keeping this program going is in the constant support of the Kiwanis, the community of Sayville shop owners, and Sayville Schools, it is a real treat for the Sayville Community, who can simply stroll through town and enjoy the fanciful art while shopping.