It’s time again for the return of the annual Trunk or Treat event, and the St. James Parent Teacher Community Organization (PTO) is seeking help in running this year’s event. PTO members hope to bring businesses, organizations, and individuals together to make this year a fun time for children to safely trick or treat throughout the community.
The PTO is asking local businesses, school groups and clubs, individuals, emergency responders, scouts, 4-H groups, and others to participate, handing out candy and prizes for families who attend this year’s event.
This year, the event will be held on Thursday, October 31 along Washington Street, in front of City Hall and Perkins Lumber due to ongoing construction taking place at the high school and elementary school. The PTO held the event behind the elementary school last year with great success, but construction has changed this year’s plans for the location. Despite the change, the event is shaping up to be another fun year for trick or treaters.
The PTO hopes to build on last year’s success despite the new location, requesting those wanting to participate or donate candy to do so as soon as possible. Participating businesses, organizations, and individuals will be given a spot to hand out candy as families pass through that evening. Each can decorate a vehicle or trunk and hand out treats to the children who come seeking trick or treat opportunities.
Setup for those hosting a spot will be at 5:45 p.m. on October 31, with the event starting at 6 p.m. and running until 8 p.m.
Families from the community are invited to participate in the Trunk or Treat event, free of charge. Participants are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to show off while enjoying the fun presented by the PTO and local participants. The event will be a safe, supervised area for local youth to trick or treat together to enjoy the holiday.
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