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Volunteers in Dutchess County decorated the trunks of their cars all to promote safe trick or treating. YNN's Michael Howard has more on this story.
WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- Trick or treaters and their families in Wappinger Falls, celebrated Halloween a little early Saturday. Joseph Derosa was among them who brought out his grandson, Mason.
“He likes chocolate and little cheese fishes” Derosa says.
It was all part of the town’s first “Trunk or Treat” event to promote safe trick or treating.
“In a lot of rural areas it would be almost impossible to trick or treat” says organizer, Mark Price, “because everyone’s so far apart where this allows the kids to be in a safe controlled environment.”
The trunks of 14 cars were decorated inside Schlathaus Park.
Which saw over 100 kids dressed as fairies and superheroes, to a lost duck. With all of them putting treats and other items, into their bags.
“I gave out whistles as you can hear and lollipops” says volunteer, William Lenhart, “but the whistles is probably why I’ll be leaving soon.”
The event also featured a magic show as well as a best dressed contest. With safe trick or treating in mind, Derosa hopes to come back next year.
“It’s a great time and we hope to do it again next year” says Derosa, “and hopefully we’ll have a great turnout.”