ROCKINGHAM – Soon the werewolves will howl and the baby-faced goblins will take over the neighborhood as they prowl for candy and treats.
A fun and safe way to spend Halloween as a family will be offered for the 12th consecutive year, thanks to the City of Rockingham and the many local sponsors of Rockingham’s Trunk or Treat.
The annual event is set to take place at Browder Park on Tuesday, October 31, from 6 to 8 p.m., located at 1311 Rockingham Road.
According to Kim Williams, events coordinator for City of Rockingham, there are 23 confirmed businesses and groups that will participate in the candy handout. Williams expects a large turnout and said in previous years there has been as many as 3,000 children and their families who attended the two-hour event.
Children are required to be in costume and must be accompanied by an adult in order to participate
“We will also have a haunted house to walk through after going through the Trunk-or-Treat line,” Williams said.
The haunted house is set up inside the Rockingham Parks and Recreation facility and Williams added that Mark Rohleder of the Parks and Rec does an excellent job of making it new and exciting each year.
Families and trick-or-treaters line up during the 2016 edition of Browder Park’s Trunk-or-Treat event.
“We are very appreciative of the businesses and groups for their participation in Trunk-or-Treat and giving the kids a safe trick-or-treating environment,” Williams added. “Parents and families can feel good knowing the candy is safe because of the businesses and groups who are handing it out.”
Below is a list of confirmed participants in this year’s event.
• American Legion Post 147
• Area of Richmond Transit
• Arlo’s Wrecker Service
• Champion Ford
• Dieffenbach Automotive
• Discovery Place Kids
• Girl Scouts
• Griffin Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep
• Jeff’s Trophies and T’s
• Lowes of Rockingham
• Oak Ridge Baptist Church
• Phil’s Automotive
• Richmond County 4-H
• Richmond County Aging Services
• Richmond County Chamber of Commerce
• Richmond County Sheriff’s Department
• Richmond County Young Professionals
• Rockingham Fire Department
• Rockingham Police Department
• Steel Wheels
• Superior Cranes
• The Richmond Observer
• Tourism Development Authority