A group of volunteers has quickly organized a Halloween event tonight, Oct. 31, starting at 4pm at the Ethel Peters Recreational Complex in Clinton on Glenwood Road.
Since more than 90 percent of homes in town are still without power due to Hurricane Sandy, town officials did not want kids trick or treating in dark neighborhoods up dark walkways to dark front doors.
There's a much safer alternative that will let all Clinton kids enjoy today's holiday of Halloween!
The event is called "Trunk or Treat."
Essentially, for anyone who isn't familiar with it, Trunk or Treating is a tailgating version of Trick or Treating. People gather in a parking lot and kids trick or treat from trunk to trunk.
Anyone who has children who would like to participate should bring their candy and their trick-or-treaters to Peters Complex at 4 pm to set up. There will be volunteers directing people as to where to park.
Anyone who would like to donate candy can drop it off at Peters Complex between 4 and 4:30 this afternoon. Trick or treating will start at 4:30, so to keep kids safe, people are asked to park in the adjacent Joel School parking lot if they arrive after 4:30pm.
Thanks go to Mark Barillaro, Lois Ruggiero, Kate Madura, Kim Buckley, Willie Fritz and Jack Cross for organizing this event.