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Get Ready for Trunk or Treat 2014

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Oct 162014
 

Trunk-or-Treat-300x122Are you ready for Trunk or Treat? We’ve been telling you about it for 3 months and now, it’s happening tomorrow, Sunday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m.

(Note the time changes from the earlier posting)

The town-wide event is late tomorrow afternoon at the High Plains Community Center (Orange Fairgrounds) 525 Orange Center Road from 3-5 p.m. (Rain date Nov. 2).
Cars set up [decorated and filled with candy] at 3 p.m. MUST arrive NO LATER than 3:45 p.m.; at 4 p.m. the kids, dressed in costume, go from car to car to collect treats; and then at 5 p.m., prizes for best costume and best decorated trunk will be awarded.
For the safety of the children ALL participating cars MUST stay on the grounds until after the awards presentation (at 5 p.m )
A fun, safe event for all!

The town invites everyone to become a Trunk or Treat sponsor. Donations of money can be made by check to the Town of Orange with a notation for Trunk Or Treat.

Gift certificates, candy and/or prizes are appreciated and checks also may be given to Alice DiNicola (203-848-4704) or Brad Marcus (203-676-7250).

They are expecting about 800 Trunk-or-Treaters so DiNicola suggests participants get 6 extra large bags of candy per car.  “But bring what you can. We want the kids to be shlepping home a nice load,” she said.

Why Trunk Or Treat?

The Inaugural year’s impromptu Trunk Or Treat Halloween event was planned and implemented on the fly by Orange parents Brad Marcus and Alice DiNicola after Hurricane Sandy struck on October 29, 2012 threatening to destroy the traditional trick-or-treating excursion for Orange children.

With minimal advertising and a lot of love behind the idea, the duo attracted droves of participants who decorated their cars, filled them with candy and gave the kids a night to remember.

Last year’s event also was very well attended and they hope the tradition will continue to grow in this, it’s third year, and beyond. 

Originally published on: Sep 4, 2014 @ 8:54