Halloween, a time for tricks and treats, scary movies, sweaters, and volunteering! This upcoming fall, during the spookiest season of all, the Wilmington Park Services Department will be hosting their annual Trunk-or-Treat, and as always, Wilmington College will be there to lend a helping hand!
Trunk-or-Treat allows for a controlled, safe setting for fang-tastic festivities, and serves as a great way to form a better community in Wilmington. Businesses and other individuals park their vehicles in a parking lot and pass out candy to children and other participants. There are also games, activities, and even a DJ set up for a family-friendly atmosphere.
On the Wilmington College side of the event, the event will be led by the talented Jayme Mabry. She has partnered with the Park Service Director, Jermaine Issac, to bring treats to all the little ghouls and ghoulettes of Wilmington. However, it is not just a one-woman show here, as Mabry needs some good old-fashioned Wilmington College volunteer support to help operate games, trunks, passing out sweet treats, and maybe even some fun (and mildly spooky) tricks!
This is the second year the Trunk-Or-Treat event has taken place in Wilmington. Mabry said, “We’ve been with this program since the beginning. I was there when Jermaine brought the idea of Wilmington and I have been a part of it ever since!”
This program was originally created for the safety of the community and its children. Participating in the wonderful act of collecting candy from the neighbors is a time-honored tradition; however, many parents and officials worry about the safety of our youth and want them to interact in a safe environment. Thus Trunk-Or-Treat was born!
“It’s a great time to get your family out and about to enjoy some safe fun” said Mabry.
Mabry will be hosting a committee meeting every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in the upstairs dining rooms of Pyle. Trunk-Or-Treat will be on October 27th from 5-7 in Denver Williams Park. For more information about the event please contact Mabry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a Spooktacular October!