Oct. 15 deadline nears for Queen Creek’s Trunk or Treat participants

Kids went vehicle to vehicle at last year's Trunk or Treat holiday event in Queen Creek. (Courtesy of city of Queen Creek)

Kids went vehicle to vehicle at last year’s Trunk or Treat holiday event in Queen Creek. (Courtesy of city of Queen Creek)

 

Carve pumpkins, don costumes and get ready to join the town of Queen Creek at Trunk or Treat, presented by Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. The free event will be held 5‐9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, at Desert Mountain Park, 22201 S. Hawes Road.

Trunk or Treat provides a safe environment for families to enjoy an inexpensive evening of Halloween fun. Ghouls, goblins and ghosts of all ages can partake of a festival of activities at this community Halloween event.

Children trick-or-treat by going from car trunk to car trunk on “Trunk or Treat Street” to get their bag filled with goodies. Additional event highlights include a canine costume contest, carnival games, stage entertainment, inflatable attractions, a zombie film festival and teen yard, food and specialty item vendors.

The event is free; there will be a nominal charge for food and carnival games.

Trunks are needed to help make “Trunk or Treat Street” even more exciting. Individuals or groups can sign up to host and decorate a trunk. A completed application is required to host a trunk; the fee is $25 and the deadline is Oct. 15. All candy is provided by the town.

Booth space is also available for community groups, non-profit organizations and businesses to host carnival games as a fundraising activity. A completed application is required to host a carnival game; the fee is $10 and the deadline is Oct. 15.

Carnival booth operators must provide their own equipment (tables, chairs, game, prizes/candy, decorations, etc.) and all candy must be pre-packaged.

A special thanks to the sponsors of Trunk or Treat, Pediatrics of Queen Creek, Kids First Pediatric Dentistry, Cornerstone, and Garn and Mason Orthodontics.

For more information, sponsorship opportunities, or to host a trunk, carnival game or vendor booth call Erica Perez at 480-358-3719 or e-mail her at Erica.Perez@QueenCreek.org.

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