With her hair in curlers and wearing flannel jammies and a bath robe, this crazy cat lady was a purrfect addition to Trunk or Treat.
Jessie Darby of Brookfield was a first-year participant in the Halloween event at Brookfield Elementary School – one of many. Sixty-one community members and groups handed out candy to the students, up from 50 last year and about a dozen the first year, said Nikki Jervis, president of Brookfield Parents Association, which organized Trunk or Treat. Many decorated their vehicles and dressed in costumes.
“I thought it would be fun to see all the kids,” Darby said. “This way, our younger kids can be involved.”
Darby was with Leah Brant, and their boys, Dylan Darby, 4, and Louis Brant, 3, handed out the treats. The boys were dressed in cat costumes.
“It is so fun,” said Savannah Crews, mom of 6-year-old Zachary Godsave and another first-timer. “I love it. It is just amazing.”
Jervis thanked all the participants, which included the Brookfield fire and police departments.
“It is awesome,” she said. “I love doing this for the kids. I think this is a great event for the community. The kids have a blast.”
Trunk or Treat was preceded by a public parade of all the kids in their costumes. It attracted so many folks that people had to park in the Tiffany’s Banquet Center lot across the street.