‘Trunk or Treat’ a go


The “Project Safe Hallowe’en” committee is hoping everyone will save the date for this year’s “Trunk or Treat,” which will be held Saturday, Oct. 31 from 4-6 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library.
Organizers are wanting to pack the parking lot with decorated vehicles so children can go trick-or-treating in a fun and safe environment.
The idea of a “Trunk or Treat” sees local businesses, organizations, and individuals sign up a vehicle that they’ll decorate in a Hallowe’en theme, bring to the library parking lot, and then hand out candy as costumed children visit each “trunk.”
Last year’s inaugural event was deemed a success with 20 vehicles participating and an estimated 600 youngsters stopping by.
“We are hoping to make it even bigger this year now that people have an idea what to expect,” said library CEO Alicia Subnaik Kilgour, who is helping to co-ordinate the event.
She noted it will be similar to last year’s.
Those looking to participate soon will be able to register their vehicle on the library website (library.fort-frances.com).
People of all ages also will be able to register for the pumpkin-carving contest, as well as for two different workshops, which will be held at the library on Oct. 30—a pumpkin-painting workshop and a build-your-own scarecrow workshop.
“We think it’s going to be a lot of fun,” enthused Subnaik Kilgour, adding more details will be available within the next few weeks.