‘Trunk or Treat’ needs trunks, treats

Duane Hicks

It already may be beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Fort Frances but don’t forget about Hallowe’en.
“Trunk or Treat” will be back for its fifth year and organizers want locals to get into the “spirit” of the season by decorating vehicles and donating candy.
The annual event, organized by the “Project Safe Hallowe’en” committee, is slated for Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library.
Local businesses, organizations, and individuals are urged to 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.”
Library CEO Caroline Goulding said about a half-dozen vehicles, including several buses, already have been registered but more will be needed to match last year’s total of 27.
“The more, the merrier,” she enthused, adding anyone is welcome to register and decorate their vehicle and hand out treats.
Trunks are judged, with several prizes given out to the judges’ favourites.
Registr your vehicle at ffpltc.ca or at the library before Oct. 24.
Organizers also are looking to the public, either individuals or businesses, for donations.
Some candy and chips have been donated but more is needed to provide for the hundreds of hungry trick-or-treaters who usually attend “Trunk of Treat.”
People are welcome to drop off donations at the library, either candy or cash to buy candy.
“We’ll do the shopping for you,” Goulding offered.
Those who donate will get a sign that reads, “My candy’s at ‘Trunk or Treat.'”
Donors then can hang this in their window or on their door to indicate they’ve given to the event.
“Trunk or Treat” also will feature a “costumed catwalk” with prizes, as well as a photo booth with a backdrop and props so kids and their parents can take fun Hallowe’en pics.
The local Kiwanis Club also will be on-site serving up free hotdogs for kids.
Something new is organizers have arranged for 93.1 The Border to do a live broadcast from the event.
Questions? Contact Goulding at 274-9879 or via e-mail at cgoulding@fortfrances.ca