Durham event offered activities for families, pickleball tournament

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DURHAM – The sky was clear and the weather was perfect during the annual Halloween Family Fun Day last month. 

Hosted by the town Recreation Department, the Fun Day on Oct. 31 featured activities for kids, s'mores, treats, food trucks, live music, and a costume parade at the Allyn Brook Park.

“It’s great to get families together outside on this beautiful day,” said Recreation Director Sherry Hill. “Open fire, hotdogs, smores, live music, costumes, it’s really a Fun Day.”

Recreation Committee Chairman Jon Scagnelli said Family Fun Day celebrates the fall season and also gives a great opportunity for Durham families to meet each other and make new friends. 

“Fall is my most favorite time of the year,” said Scagnelli. “Fall is kind of an introduction to a lot of good holidays that follow and family gatherings.”

Fun Day also featured the first-ever Pickleball tournament at the recently opened pickleball courts. A total of 32 people, or 16 teams, competed for the first-place medal. 

Tournament director Kathy Reidy predicted that more people will become interested in pickleball in the future.

“Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the United States,” said Reidy. “It’s a combination of tennis, badminton, and ping pong.”

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