Trunk or Treat, the Halloween program designed specifically for Brookfield Elementary School students, grows each year, and the Brookfield Parents Association wants to make sure that trend continues.
The BPA, which funds school activities, is putting out the call to individuals and community groups that would like to take part in Trunk or Treat.
“The event is open to any resident or business who wishes to decorate a car and pass out candy,” said BPA Vice President Beth Nicholas.
The students are dressed in Halloween costumes, and many adults also dress up.
“The adults seem to have just as much fun outdoing each other with their decorations!” Nicholas said.
This year’s event will be held Oct. 26 and will be the BPA’s third.
“Last year, we had about 50 vehicles participate, and that’s up from our first year,” Nicholas said. “Each year more of the businesses and community members get involved.
The BPA holds classroom parties for many holidays and devised of Trunk or Treat as something community members could participate in, she said.
Anyone who wants to join in must register ahead of time. The BPA has sign-up forms available on its Facebook page, and the forms have to be turned into the school by Oct. 12. The BPA also will accept bags of unopened candy from people who cannot be there that day, but want to contribute.
Trunk or Treat participants should arrive at the school by 12:30 p.m. Oct. 26 – the parade begins at 1:30 p.m. – and be prepared to hand out about 400 pieces of candy.