Halloween is a time for children to dress up as their favorite superheroes, princesses, or cartoon characters in search of as much candy as they can get their hands on. But for some kids, it can be dangerous. This Halloween, Quincy Medical Group is making sure ALL children can enjoy the holiday safely.

The Teal Pumpkin Project is a way for children who have food allergies (including peanut allergies) to be able to enjoy all of what Halloween should be. Quincy Medical Group is hosting a Teal Pumpkin District Fest this weekend and everyone is invited to attend. There will be fun activities throughout the day starting at 10 AM in Washington Park.

There will be a costume contest, face painting, pumpkin carving & decorating, bounce houses, and of course trick-or-treating. Families will be given special "teal pumpkin" trick-or-treating maps which highlight local businesses participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project. The free event runs from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

This is a great opportunity for children with allergies to get to enjoy Halloween safely. Also, if you plan on handing out candy this Halloween, why not paint your own teal pumpkin and have a few little non-candy prizes on hand.

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