Candy Westrum enjoyed giving out treats to the little ones at the Saron Lutheran Church Trunk or treat event.

Trunk or treat at Saron attracts hundreds

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Jennifer Edwards

 

Saron Lutheran Church members held their first Trunk or Treat event for Halloween in the church parking lot last Thursday. 
Hundreds of little trick or treaters came to the event, which included a costume contest, prizes for the best decorated trunk, fun and games and free food.
Thirty vehicles, including a police car, had their trunks decorated and the vehicle owners were well dressed for the event too. Each one gave out candy to the little ones.
Parents were happy because the church was open during the light rain which fell, giving everyone a place to stay warm and dry.
Inside there were plenty of games like ring toss, bowling, a cake walk, pumpkin rolling, penny toss, bat stew, Bingo and pin the nose on the pumpkin. 
There were snacks to eat, including cookies, chips, hot dogs and smoked chicken wings, provided by the congregation, along with beverages (no bats).
Dean Downs of Dean-O-Mite Entertainment, dressed as a clown in colorful pants and curly wig, played music and games outside under the portico.
“This is a great idea,” said David Johnson, who was at the event with his wife, Darla, and children Trinity and Evan. “I am really glad we came. I hope they do it again.”
The visitors voted for their favorite trunks with prizes going to the top three. It was a difficult choice. In the end the winners were Doug Frederick, whose van had a theme from Despicable Me, Natalie and Beau Lastavich took second place. Natalie’s costume was from the stone age, complete to the bone through her nose. Shaunna Kapsner took third place with her bee hive.
“I already had the ‘Bee-attitudes’,” she said. “Although some people asked if I was a Hornet.”
 

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