ROCKINGHAM – With Halloween’s festivities right around the corner, Richmond County’s youth will have the chance for a fun and safe one-stop shop for trick-or-treating.
As children across the area anticipate the arrival of Halloween, preparations are being made for Rockingham’s 12th annual “Trunk or Treat” event.
The City of Rockingham Parks and Recreation will be holding the event Tuesday, October 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Browder Park on Rockingham Road.
In order to participate, children must be in costume and must be accompanied by an adult.
According to Kim Williams, Events Coordinator for City of Rockingham, there are normally 20 – 25 businesses that participate in the event. Williams stated that, in the past, there have been approximately 3,000 children in attendance during the two-hour time period.
“The kids go through the line of trucks, trick-or-treating and receiving candy, then move inside the building, which will be transformed into a scary funhouse,” Williams explained.
“Not only does the event provide a safe environment for the children to trick-or-treat,” Williams added. “But we want parents and families to feel good knowing the candy is safe to eat because the businesses are handing it out.”
Williams noted that the event “adds value to the city.” She was eager to explain that local businesses are more than willing to be a part of the fun. The majority of those participating sponsor teams that play for Parks and Recreation.
“It’s a way to give back to the kids, which is most important,” Williams said.
To sponsor a truck at the Trunk or Treat event, contact Kim Williams at Rockingham City Hall at (910) 895-9088.