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Name: Tina Erskine
Email Address: terskine@wccc.me.edu
Phone: (207) 454-1002
Date Submitted: October 12, 2012

CALAIS _ Looking for a safe place for your youngster to trick or treat? Then stop by the Washington Community College for the first ever “Truck or Treat,” Halloween get together.

The event is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, in the large back parking lot behind the administration building.

So pick a Halloween theme and get busy decorating. Young and old are invited to attend.

Those who wish to win a prize, have to decorate their trunks or the back of their vehicles with Halloween trimmings and dress up themselves. Bring along some candy to hand out to trick or treaters and park in the parking lot. Cars have to be on site and parked by 5:30 p.m. Vehicles cannot leave until the events ends at 7 p.m.

The idea is to provide area youngsters with a safe and fun place to trick or treat. The WCCC Student Senate also will be there with their Haunted Walkway for the adventuresome few. There will be refreshments.

To make it even more fun, participants are asked to bring along a carved pumpkin; better known as a Jack-0-Lantern. The Jack-o-Lanterns will be collected and then handed out at the end. So although the participants have their own Jack-o-Lanterns the plan is to send them home with different ones.

WCCC Outdoor Adventure Center coordinator Chris Woodside came up with the idea for the Halloween merriment. He said it is a good way for parents to avoid having to drive youngsters from house to house and a safe way for youngsters to fill their goody bags. He said the college was working with the Calais City Recreation Department to make it a fun-filled night.

“We are going to have music and it is free,” he said. “It is also free to those who don’t want to decorate their cars. All we ask is that they bring candy to hand out. There will be prizes for the best trunk, the scariest trunk. We hope everyone will dress up; this is Halloween time so we are going all out to make it great.”

Since this is the first time the college is holding the event, Woodside said it was hard to predict how much participation there would be, but he is optimistic. “I think this could be one of the more popular events in the area and I hope to see that whole parking lot full. We are talking in excess of 50 or 60 cars,” he said.