Trunk or Treat in two towns

Published 6:45 pm Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Oct. 31 will both mark the Town of Kenbridge’s fifth year hosting its Trunk or Treat event and the Town of Victoria’s inaugural Trunk or Treat.

Children in costumes will have a chance to celebrate the events at Kenbridge’s Main Street — where the fifth and sixth streets will be blocked off from traffic — or at the Victoria Railroad Park.

Kenbridge Trunk or Treat Organizer Aileen Moorman said past Trunk-or-Treating events have had good attendance, and she and others are gearing up for positive turnouts this year as well.

“We have a good turnout,” Moorman said. “We have a lot of kids. We have kids from both of the

schools, and we have a lot of participants as well. The people enjoy it.”

Moorman said the location and event is a safer alternative for children who may cross the street during Trick-or-Treating.

Kenbridge’s Trunk or Treat will start at 6 p.m.

Moorman said volunteers interested in participating or volunteering can call (301) 821-1637.

Victoria’s inaugural Trunk or Treat will take place Oct. 31 at Victoria Railroad Park from 5-7 p.m.

Participants can also donate items at a collection box for the area Salvation Army.

Town Manager Rodney Newton said this is the first year the Town has sponsored the program, and said the event provides a safe and fun alternative to Trick-or-Treating.

The idea to host a Trunk or Treat event had previously been discussed during a November 2015 Town Council meeting, according to a previous Dispatch report.

Newton said several volunteers have pooled resources for the Tuesday event.

“The town of Victoria is encouraging all to take part in this event to provide a safe environment for the children of the community,” Newton said.