Clowning Around with Friends of Benson Park

October 30, 2015


by Laurie Jasper

The Friends of Benson Park, Inc. hosted a spaghetti Supper on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hudson Community Center.  The Halloween-themed event included delicious food along with raffles, face painting, balloon animal sculptures and even a special appearance from members of Granite State Clowns, who entertained the crowd throughout the evening with fun treats and a few good natured tricks, too.

“We had a great night tonight; we’ve been busy.  We had more families come with their kids this year,” said John Leone, chairman of the Friends of Benson Park.

As the days grow colder, the Friends of Benson Park will continue with projects on the property, and some will be concentrating on the inside of the former elephant barn during the winter.  A dedicated group of volunteers meets regularly during weekdays.  If you’d like to help out with maintenance of the trails and other projects, please contact the members through