Trunk or Treat 2015 brings Seasons Treatings

Tractor rides at Trunk or Treat

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On the morn of October 24th, a truckload of cute ghouls and characters appeared outside the Kentwood Public Works Garage. They shambled and moved in unison with a hunger, for seasonal treats. It was Halloween time and that meant Trunk or Treat had arrived.

The event was put on by Kentwood Parks and Recreation in association with many local organizations including Kent District Library, the Fun Spot, and the local police and fire departments, of course.

The event had much to offer for all in attendance. There were the treats, of course, but also warm cider and donuts for sale, a bouncy castle, a clownish DJ playing assorted holiday favorites like “Thriller” and the “Addams Family Theme”, and tractor rides on the way out.

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Mr. President!

In attendance that crisp morning was Mayor Stephen Kepley, or rather, Mr. President. Dressed in deluxe Abe Lincoln attire, the mayor was most gracious in handing out treats and goodie bags for the festive multitudes. Asked afterwards about his thoughts on this year’s event, “It was a really great turnout. We only expected around eight-hundred or a thousand, but I surmise we at least doubled that estimate this morning.”

There had been a warning of rain that morning, so the event had actually been moved from its original location to an indoor locale, just in case the weather made a turn.

Representing the police department, Officer J. Morningstar dispensed candy to passing minions, ninjas, superheroes, and even a cupcake!

Attendance proved so numerous that halfway into the two-hour showcase, a supply run had to be made, as sweets were in such high demand!

A miniature horse was also in attendance, representing Karin’s Horse Connection, a group who specializes in equestrian riding as well as vaulting, gymnastics on top of moving horses.

‘Twas a fantastic event that got the community involved and cemented a genuine Halloween atmosphere in the township. Good job, Kentwood Parks and Rec.

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    So many people!
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    McGruff the Crime Dog teams up with Officer Morningstar for the festivities.
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    Officer J. Morningstar dispenses candy to a passing princess.
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    A costumed princess comes'a treating
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    The line of eager participants kept growing throughout the morning.
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    A packed house indeed.
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    Mr Mayor, erm, I meant Mr. President hands out treats to a grateful ninja.
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    Pumpkin Racers, start your gourds!
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    Ooo, Spooky!
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    Wait for it...
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    Boo!
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    Firehounds gotta stick together.
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    I dunno if I can trust this DJ. Seems spooky.
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    And the award for cutest confection goes to...
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    Minions
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    Godzilla, much cuter than previously thought.
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    Look at this tiny horse! Look At It!
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    Rooby-Rooby Doo!
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    Hayrides were free with entry.

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