Greensboro, NC (October 25, 2018) – A police car, a fire truck and a race car—oh my! With rain expected early this weekend, United Way rescheduled its annual Trunk or Treat hosted by Young Leaders to Sunday, October 28, 2 – 4 p.m. in the parking lot of United Way, 1500 Yanceyville Street. Over 2,000 attendees are expected to attend.
Trunk-or-Treat Fall Festival is a fun, safe and festive event that is free and open to the public. Young Leaders and other community volunteers are creatively decorating the trunks of their vehicles and filling them with candy and healthy treats for children and families to enjoy.
The first 1,000 attendees will receive a voucher for a free kid’s meal at Texas Road House.
Thanks to sponsorship from Cone Health, Leeper, Kean & Rumley, L.L.P., Lincoln Financial and Northwood Animal Hospital, Young Leaders purchased almost 500 pounds of candy to pass out. Local businesses also hosted candy drives, bringing the total to over 22,000 pieces of candy that trunk hosts will pass out to attendees.
In addition to candy, there will be thousands of toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste and healthy snacks distributed.
14-year-old Luke Akers, 2-time national racing champion, will be in attendance with his race car along with representatives from the Greensboro Police Department and Greensboro Fire Department.
Historically, parents who bring their children to Trunk-or-Treat say they prefer the event over traditional trick-or-treating because it’s during the day, making it safer for their children.
This year’s event will feature face painting, fall and Halloween themed games with fall prizes disbursed, music by Best Night Ever DJ and Events and a free book station to promote literacy. The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, October 27.