King’s Student Government came to the trunk or treat event with a Monster’s Inc. themed trunk.
Image by Evan Collins

The clubs and organizations of King’s College gathered together on Halloween night to host the school’s first community trunk-or-treat event on Tuesday, October 31.

A “trunk or treat” is an event where multiple cars gather in a lot, and give candy from the open trunks of the cars to children on Halloween. A modern twist on trick-or-treating, this event is meant to be a safer alternative than going house-to-house and brings the community together with decorated and themed trunks.

On a chilly, 40 degree Halloween night, the Holy Cross parking lot was illuminated by spotlights and headlights as over a dozen cars lined up to give candy to young community trick-or-treaters. Starting at 6:30 p.m., each trunk was represented by a different club within King’s College, complete with themes and costumed club members offering sweets.

The event was spearheaded by Charlotte Yelnosky, a junior business management major and member of the Office of Campus Activities, who brought together the organizations that participated in the event.

“This idea was brought up by Kathy Barber, and we sent out an email to organizations around campus, and many of them responded and wanted to get involved” said Yelnosky.

“Once we had enough support for this event, it was very smooth to get up and running,” she continued.

Parents and their children strolled up and down the single lane of cars throughout the night, and the club members entertained them with games, candy, and even a group cha-cha slide performance.

Rene Sousa, a junior member of the Engineering Club, explained how the club chose to get involved with this event.

“We heard about this event from one of our members, and thought it would be good to come out and represent the Engineering Club” said Sousa.

The King’s Student Government came with a “Monster’s Inc.” themed trunk, complete with cardboard doors and members costumed as each character from the movie.

Senior Joe Cirilo, representing Campus Activities, wore a full Lego man costume.
Image by Evan Collins

The trunks saw plenty of visitors over the course of the night. Edwin Paramo, Secretary of the Criminal Justice society, saw his fair share of trick-or-treaters.

“We’ve had a good turnout so far. Around fifty people have come by the trunk” said Paramo at about the halfway point of the event.

Senior Joe Cirilo represented Campus Activities with a Lego-themed trunk and wore a full Lego man costume.

“This is our first year doing this event, and we are super excited to have this and continue reaching out to the community with activities like this” said Cirilo.

The trunk-or-treat was the first event of its kind held at King’s, and may not be the last.

“With the turnout we’ve had tonight, we hope to have this event again next year,” said Yelonsky, regarding the future of the trunk or treat Halloween event.