Ghouls, goblins, superheroes and cartoon characters — along with their parents — turned out early to get in line at the first Trunk or Treat Safety Fair at the parking lot at Galaxy Theatres along Patterson Road on Saturday morning, Oct. 26.
Although organizers said they expected 200 to 300 participants, by mid-morning they estimated they had served at least 1500 youngsters.
It was billed as a “fun and safe opportunity for the children of our community to trick or treat, as well as meet and interact with members of our local emergency services community.”
Youngsters spent the morning going from trunk to trunk, collecting candy or other treats from participants who had decorated their vehicles for the fun fall event. Participants were also able to visit several local emergency service provider booths for fun and interactive safety information and opportunities.
There were also prizes for Best Costume, both boys and girls and raffles for kids of all ages. And visitors got to vote for the People’s Choice of Best Trunk.
A special feature was added by the Galaxy Theatres. Participants who brought two cans of food received free entry to see the film Hotel Transylvania immediately after the Trunk or Treat event ended.