“Trunk or Treat” before Halloween

Members of the Washington Township High School Changing Our World (COW) project, in conjunction with Washington Township Parks and Recreation and the Future Acts Clubs of the district’s three middle schools, will team to present “Trunk or Treat,” a Halloween-themed event for children in fifth grade and below on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Washington Township High School. The event also will serve as a fundraiser to benefit area veteran’s organizations.

Inclement weather will move the benefit to Oct. 28.

Community members will have an opportunity to purchase one of 550 parking spaces on the Ganttown Road side and behind Washington Township High School for a donation of $10. Once the cars are in their assigned spaces, car owners will be encouraged to open their trunks and distribute Halloween goodies to children in costumes who will be “trunk or treating.”

Members of the middle school Future Acts clubs will usher the children through the parking lot. Prizes will be given for the best costumes as selected by a panel of judges.The most festively decorated car owner will receive an overnight stay at an Atlantic City casino.

All donations from the sale of the parking spaces, as well any donations collected throughout the evening, will benefit several local veterans in need. Marine Cpl. Tyler Huffman, who was paralyzed from the waist down after a shooting in Afghanistan, will be one of the beneficiaries of the fundraiser.

Proceeds from “Trunk or Treat” will be used to help fund a modified playground for Huffman’s 3-year-old son, Matthew, allowing him to more ably play with his son.

“As we approach Veterans Day, we felt that this activity was a great way to honor those who have selflessly served our country,” said middle school comprehensive community service advisor Ron Lucarini. “Trunk or Treat will incorporate service among our middle school students, and create a community event that promises to be a lot of fun for the kids while funding veterans in need.”

Detailed information will be distributed at upcoming Back to School Nights. For additional information, or to reserve a parking space for the event, please contact Ron Lucarini at (856) 589-6644, ext. 5805.