City of Kentwood to Host Modified Trunk or Treat
Families Invited to Participate in Drive-Through Event Oct. 24
Masked goblins, princesses, ghosts, witches, vampires and the likes are invited to haunt the City of Kentwood’s Trunk or Treat event, which will be drive-thru only, on Saturday, Oct. 24. The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kent District Library – Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch, located at 4950 Breton Ave. SE.
Each year, children traditionally trick-or-treat around the Public Works Facility full of decorated City and community vehicles. The year, however, to keep everyone safe, families will drive through a line of decorated trucks to collect the coveted treats. Children are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and bring their own candy-collection bag. All participants are required to wear a mask and remain in their vehicles for the event.
Participants will also have the opportunity to virtually vote for their favorite trunk out of the 20-plus organizations and community groups that will be handing out individually packaged treats with masks and gloves on throughout the event.
“This year has been filled with so many cancellations, so we wanted to organize an event that will give kids something to look forward to and feel more normal while still making sure participants are safe,” said Val Romeo, Kentwood Parks and Recreation director. “Halloween is already a spirited and fun holiday so we’re looking forward to seeing all of the extra creativity that comes out of this year’s event.”
Local businesses and community groups wishing to participate in Trunk or Treat can register for free online until 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17. The Kentwood Parks and Recreation Department will continue to monitor public health guidance and orders, which may necessitate changes to the event. More information is available at kentwood.us/trunkortreat.