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More than 70 cars and probably more than 100 children participated in a Trunk or Treat event organized by a few Nanuet parents.
Cars pulled into the empty Nanuet High School parking lot, some decorated, some not, but all with candy to give away to costume-clad kids out of their trunks.
“This is a great idea. The kids are safe, in a contained place and it’s well-lit,” said Christine Camillieri, a Nanuet mother. “Several other towns are doing this also.”
The idea was last minute and a bit spontaneous. Nanuet mother Jennifer Morgan came up with it with a few of her friends and decided to spread the word yesterday and today through social media and texts and “just wait and see what happens.” It’s safe to say that it was a success.
“My girlfriends and I were just talking about last year’s Halloween and how Hurricane Irene ruined it for our kids and we wanted to give them something to enjoy this year,” said Morgan. “As a child, this is a big deal. I want to thank all the parents and community members who came tonight and did this for all of our kids.”
Although it was cold, kids, and some adults, came decked out as pirates, zombies, morphs and even a few hot dogs. Kids went from trunk to trunk collecting candy and got a chance to blow off some steam and play with friends. Parents got a chance to also socialize and catch up with their neighbors and friends before heading home with their kids (who were bouncing around with sugar highs).
“I’m so glad this was done. It’s a safe community-driven event that brings everyone together during this storm,” said Jamie Farmer. “We can pool our resources and there’s nothing better than Nanuet fellowship.”
“I think (the Trunk or Treat) is fun because I’ve been bored with no school
Amanda Morgan, 10, dressed up as a Zombie cheerleader and said her favorite part was “the candy and seeing (Friends) Valerie and Mary Kate.”
Despite her boredom, she’s not looking forward to school starting back up.