Spooktacular time had at Trunk-or-Treat


Carly Wilson

Junior Arianna Bonafilia explains her game to a young boy. Popular games at the event were cornhole, or games similar to it, though some had out of the box games such as stick the spider on the web.

Several school groups came together last night to host their popular “trunk-or-treat” event for students, staff and the community. Organizations and clubs reserve parking spots in the baseball parking lot to decorate their trunks, create a fun game for kids to play, and hand out candy.  

“We just do it so the local community can have something fun for the kids to do,” Andrea Burton a family living teacher who is one of the organizers for the event said. 

The event has been popular and successful in the past but the event organizers such as Burton were impressed with the amount of community members who attended last night.

“We had a higher turnout than expected; there were more people from the surrounding community rather than just families from the nearby elementary schools like in years past,” Burton said.

Organizations were encouraged to be festive with their decorations. Some went the spooky, Halloween route while others, like senior senate, directed their decorations towards popular kids shows like sesame street. Most of those who attended the event were families with young children who dressed in their Halloween costumes to play games and collect candy.  

Along with traditional groups running different trunks, some new ones joined in on the fun. The baseball team had three cars lined up with games, and girls golf had a few cars which was a change from years past where there were little to no sports representation at the event.

“The goal each year is to add more organizations and sports in order to continue growing the event,”Burton said.

In addition to being able to see kids have fun in their costumes, participants hosting the event found the experience rewarding.

“I decided to participate because it’s really fun and it’s a way to meet other school groups,”Education Rising president, senior Milan Aranda said. “It’s just so fun and gives us a chance to be creative.”