‘Trunk or treat’ — get in on the fun in Minneota this year
Remove your tire iron, spare tire, gas can or whatever paraphernalia you generally carry in the trunk of your car and fill it up with candy and snacks on Halloween night.
Trunk-or-Treat is coming to Minneota. This latest Halloween craze was designed several years ago as a way to make Trick-or-Treating more convenient and safer for those little ghosts and goblins on Halloween night.
Sponsored by the P.E.A.C.E. (Parents Excited About Catholic Education) Committee, the public is invited to enjoy a night of family fun by Trunk or Treating in the St. Edward’s parking lot from 5:30-7 p.m. on Oct. 31.
“This is the first year we’ve had this,” said Nikki Traen, one or the organizers of the event. “We heard about it from other communities that have had it and we’re excited to try it.”
Because parents have to scurry home after work and get their children dressed and ready to take out for trick or treats, they often don’t have time to grab a bite to eat.
So P.E.A.C.E. is also offering a meal of a hot dog, chips, fruit and water for $4 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the parking lot. And having the children Trick-or-Treat in one location makes it much more convenient and safer for the child and parents.
“As a parent of young children I know what a pain it can be having to put your kids in and take them out of their car seats over and over when they go out trick-or-treating,” Traen said.
“This way, they can go out one time and just go from car to car and get treats.”
To make it even more of a family event, a contest will be held for those wishing to decorate their vehicle for a $5 entry fee. The trick-or-treaters will then vote on the best decorated vehicle with the winner receiving a prize.
Parents are also urged to dress up. The best way to plan your trunk is to select some type of theme; similar to a costume. Some ideas from trunk or treat events held in other communities in past years are: pumpkin patches, clowns, nursery rhymes, pirates, movies, sports, or super heroes.
“If we can get a lot of people involved, this could be a really fun time,” Traen said.
“The whole community is invited, and welcome to pass out treats from their trunk or have their kids trick-or-treat.”
Those passing out candy must use store-bought, individually-wrapped candy and treats.
No homemade treats will be allowed. Trunk set up time is 5 p.m.
To reserve your spot in the St. Edward’s parking lot, register by Oct. 27 by calling Nikki Traen at 507-828-2912.