Special Events Committee to host third annual Trunk or Treat event


Photo courtesy of Ali Deutsch

TREATS GALORE — Students hand out candy to a passing vehicle at last year’s Trunk or Treat event. The Special Events Committee will be hosting its third annual Trunk or Treat on Oct. 29, offering community members a twist on traditional trick-or-treating that is more convenient and accessible.

Andie Balenger

The Special Events Committee (SEC) will be hosting Trunk or Treat on Saturday, Oct. 29, offering community members a drive-through trick-or-treating experience from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Student organizations that have registered for the event will line up their vehicles in the PEIF parking lot (Lot 58) on Saturday at 10 a.m. Each organizations will be given around an hour to finish decorating their trunks before members of the public are invited to cruise through.

Lauren Duvalle, a volunteer with the SEC, described Trunk or Treat as a more inclusive Halloween celebration for area kids.

“The main goal was to allow kids to still go trick-or-treating, especially if somebody is sick and can’t go door to door, they can do this instead,” Duvalle said. “It also brings the community out together to go trick-or-treating in a different style.”

Trunk or Treat originated in 2020, during the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, as an alternative to traditional trick-or-treating. Rather than having people walk from door to door, which involves close contact, Trunk or Treat does not require community members to exit their vehicles.

While the official drive-through route for vehicles is yet to be published on the SEC’s Facebook page, over 30 campus organizations have registered their vehicles to take part in the event. In addition to decorating their trunks and wearing costumes, student groups will be passing out candy that has been provided by the Office of the President.

“I am looking forward to seeing all the student groups, how their trunks are decorated, and then seeing all of the people that come through,” Duvalle said. The NMU Food Pantry will also be accepting donations throughout the entirety of the event. More information regarding Trunk or Treat can be found on the Hub or SEC’s Facebook page.