By Gretchen Wing
Special to the Weekly
What could be more Halloweeny than costumes and candy? Costumes and candy with pictures and poutine! This Halloween, in the heart of Lopez Village, Trunk-or-Treat 2019 will feature not only the poutine truck but also a photo booth for folks to capture their little vampires, dinosaurs and superheroes.
Music and fire pits will add the finishing touches to the scene as darkness falls and little ghouls (and boys) come out to play. The photo booth is free, but you will need your own camera.
Like last year, “Trunkers” can use both the Paper Scissors on the Rock lot (Carpenter Plaza) and Holly B’s lot (Village Plaza). Set-up begins at 4:30 p.m.; trunk-or-treating runs from 5:30-8 p.m.
Trunk or Treat has been organized and facilitated for several years now by a large group of local businesspeople. Trunkers try to outdo each other, turning the backs of their cars into bat caves, mini-haunted houses, and jack-o-lantern wonderlands. The wonderful thing about Trunk-or-Treat, organizers say, is that Lopezians who live on long, solitary driveways still have a chance to see a whole parade of kids in their imaginative, cute or just plain scary costumes.
Once the trunk-or-treating circuit has been completed, kids and families can head over to Isabel’s, the Westview Apartments on Lopez Road, and Blossom Grocery for further treats. For the brave, not one but two haunted houses will be in operation, scaring the pie out of folks: one at Edenwild Boutique Inn, the other at the fire station.
If you would like to be a Trunker, no sign-in is required: just come on into the Village at 4:30 p.m. and start setting up. There is no place to plug-in electric lights or music, but candles are fine. Organizers suggest searching “Trunk-or-Treat” online for great trunk-decorating ideas. And don’t forget to bring lots of candy. This event gets more popular every year, and let’s face it, what could make a more perfect dessert after poutine than a large handful of tiny candy bars?