Trunk or Treat

Attiyah Abdul-Alim, Staff 2018-2019

Every fall, Grafton’s school clubs host a Trunk or Treat in the Grafton student parking lot.

Trunk or Treats is an event commonly organized by churches or schools. It is a spin on traditional trick-or-treating, instead of going door to door in a neighborhood asking for candy, kids walk from trunk to trunk of different themed cars in a parking lot/open space.

The event was created as a safer alternative to trick-or-treating. Instead of walking around in potentially unsafe neighborhoods and areas, kids could be in a well lit, huge space.

DECA Club’s trunk’s from 2017 Trunk or Treat

At trunk or treat, the participating clubs have a car to represent their club. Each club designs decorations and games for their themed trunk. Usual participants include Key club, DECA, honor societies, and many more. Usually there will be a contest between the clubs for best theme. Children are able to walk around to the different themed cars, play games, and receive candy.

Jasmine Patel, a senior, enjoys volunteering at Trunk or Treat, and has been doing so since her sophomore year.

“I like passing candy out to the kids and seeing all their different cute costumes. I also like having a good time with my friends while volunteering,” Patel said.

Molly Fleri, a senior, has also been volunteering at Trunk or Treat since her sophomore year.

“Trunk or Treat is a fun time to come together as the Grafton community, make cool crafts, dress up, and pass out candy,” Fleri said.

Helping or passing candy out at Trunk or Treat can be a great a way to earn volunteer hours. This year, Trunk or Treat will be November 2nd from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Volunteers will begin setting up at 6pm.