Dust off your witch’s broom and fire up the Jack-o-Lantern, because Trackside Teen Center and Our Lady of Fatima Academy (OLFCA) are joining forces to host a dark and stormy night filled with Thrills and Chills, at the 1st Annual Wilton Monster Mash. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 7-11 p.m. at Trackside (15 Station Rd.), and is a 21-and-over Halloween party to benefit both OLF and Trackside.

OLFCA board members Liz Halpin and Mara Fleming are coordinating the event with Trackside’s Cindy Moser, John Priest, and Lori Fields.

“As a Fatima parent, it’s easy for me to see what a great job both our school family and larger Wilton community do for our young ones come Halloween! I think it’s about time that the ‘young at heart’ get to have a little bit of spooky fun for themselves! We just want to throw a big party for all of our neighbors here in Wilton, Norwalk, and the Fairfield County area,” Fleming says.

Halpin adds, “We are beyond excited to be partnering with Trackside Teen Center for the first time. Trackside has done so much for families in this community and we are proud to team up with them.”

The event is open to the public and will feature food, open beer and wine bar, and the live music of Wilton surf and ska band, One Bad Oyster. Organizers will also run a costume contest with prizes to add to the festivities.

Organizers say sponsorships are still available at a variety of levels. Donations such as merchandise and gift certificates from local businesses or individuals are also being sought for prizes. All sponsors will receive recognition in signage and event materials, including those distributed to the entire school community. Sponsors should email Trackside’s Moser.

Tickets are $65, which includes admission, food, open beer/wine bar, and entry to the costume contest, and can be purchased online.