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Submitted by-Mayor Lou Whitford

What is Trunk or Treat?

Quick Answer:

Trunk-or-treating is a version of
trick-or-treating, but instead of children going door to door to collect candy, they go from trunk to trunk of cars that are parked down the street with highly decorated festive trunks to attract kiddos. Some communities have adopted TRUNK-or-treating in place of traditional Trick-or-treating on Halloween. Trunk-or-treating is much like classic trick-or-treating where kids still dress up in costume and ask for candy. However, with trunk-or-treating, issues with walking from house to house or encountering a stranger is diminished because the event is held in a safe place such with parents and guardians present.

The City of Kittitas hosted Trunk-or-Treat on Saturday, October 29th between 3 and 5 pm in the parking spaces outside City Hall and down the street toward Time Out. The goal was to have the street lined with Trunk-or-treats vehicles for three blocks. We are looking for approximately 30 to 60 cars to participate in next year's event, and to make this a real destination event that will attract other communities. The Children can also trick-or-treat the local businesses. Everyone is able to vote for the top three cars that will get the claim to fame recognition.

Please share this with your friends, family, and neighbors. Contact Mayor Lou Whitford (509) 929-3292 to let us know if you’re interested in participating in next year's event.