In 2012, Hurricane Sandy swept through Orange and surrounding communities and states causing extensive damage and threatened to cancel Halloween for hundreds of thousands of children everywhere.
Orange resident, Brad Marcus declared war on Sandy with the battle cry, “We won’t let Sandy take our candy” and with the help of Alice DiNicola organized the first ever Orange CT Trunk or Treat.
Each year the popular event grows bigger and children of all ages experience the joy of trick or treating in a safe environment.
The fourth annual Orange Trunk or Treat takes place at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, on Sunday, October 23 from 2 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Halloween fun for all ages, and an opportunity for kids to trick or treat with their friends.
Parents: This event is for Orange residents ONLY.
Organizers ask that everyone participate by driving in, decorating their trunks and giving out candy to the kids. For the safety of the kids, there is no late entrance and no early exits.
Schedule of events
This year’s event will start at 2 p.m. with cars arriving and setting up.
For safety reasons, no cars will be allowed in after 2:45 p.m.
Kids will start trick or treating at 3 p.m.
At 3:45 p.m. candy collecting is done and prizes will be awarded for best costume, scariest costume, cutest costume, prettiest costume, best decorated car. Maybe a few more pending prizes.
Food trucks from Zuppardi’s pizza and Chip’s will be on hand. Each kid can get a free treat at the Chip’s truck.
Orange Juniorettes will be selling drinks and popcorn and Amity G.I.V.E. will be having a bake sale, both to benefit their Relay for a Life efforts.
Prizes have been donated by Pez, Peabody Museum, Wayback, Orso, Manchester United, Eli’s and many others.