From fairy tales to video games to mutant ninja turtles, the event offered more than just free candy to the trick or treaters filing through the rows of decorated cars, Halloween buckets in hand. Mariann Townsend and her two sons, Carter and Mason, filed past each trunk to collect candy. The event isn’t the only stop on the family’s Halloween event list, but it’s a staple for them every year.
“The trunks are always really creative, (the students) really put in a lot of hard work and it’s exciting for the kids to come see them every year,” Townsend said.
Dressed as a bumblebee, Lyric Hodge had a lot to take in for her first Halloween. Her parents, Lindsey and Vince, helped her collect candy in her purple Halloween bucket as she looked around at all the decorated cars and fun costumes.
The free event draws hundreds of trick or treaters and their families every year for a safe alternative to traditional trick or treating, and as a fun way for students to interact with the community. A group of friends dressed as iconic Disney princesses and playing Disney music gathered a lot of attention from children wanting pictures with some of their favorite movie characters. Down the line from them, Shawn Allen and his friends, all of them freshmen, stood in front of their trunk in their group costume, playing music and engaging the trick or treaters as they came by.
“We’re doing it for the kids, it’s been awesome,” he said.
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