Trunk or Treat, haunted trail returning to Cedar Bay on Oct. 22
Staff Writer - Andre Gomelyuk
The second annual Trunk or Treat will be hosted at the Cedar Bay parking lot on October 22, as a way for families and the community to celebrate Halloween.
Friends of Cedar Bay and community volunteers will, “Come spook up the lot and help make the evening fun,” said Dorothy Broderick, the organizer for the event. She stated last year’s Trunk or Treat event was a win-win for businesses and attendees, “It was a way for businesses, organizations, or individuals to come out, decorate their vehicle and hand out candy. An easy way to put their names out there and get noticed for some. It was also a fun way to be involved in the community and help provide a safe, inclusive event for trick or treaters.”
She continued, “We wanted to run it again this year after received a lot of positive feedback. Some from families thankful that their kids didn’t have to struggle through mobility issues or crowd fears to have a great Halloween. Some feedback was people saying they had never heard of X organization or Y business and looked them up after they went through to find out more about them.”
Organizations or businesses that are interested in participating (open to first 20 businesses who commit) can contact Broderick at 807-738-0970 as a trunk, decorate their vehicle and hand out candy to the trick or treaters. Organizers and volunteers will come earlier from 3 p.m. to help set up and decorate the trunks. Trick or treaters will begin to move through the planned circle at 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. After clearing the parking lot, people will be able to walk the haunted trail.
Commenting on the turnout for last year’s Trunk of Treat event, Broderick said, “I gave out about 250 candy bags. Really well attended. We had a number of groups helping to make sure our trunks had enough to eat and drink while handing out treats, helping guide vehicles, helping greet trick or treaters as they drove through the loop, and decorating the area around it.” This year Broderick shares, “We are hoping for over 300 children to pass through the trunks, possibly more if the weather is beautiful… Hoping to make people happy with one and scared with the other. Balance.”