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Redding's Trunk Or Treat Offers A Safe Twist For Kids On Halloween

Families find a safe place to celebrate Halloween with the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center.
Families find a safe place to celebrate Halloween with the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Santa mixes up his holidays at the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center.
Santa mixes up his holidays at the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Trunk or Treat offers a new twist on Halloween at the Redding Community Center.
Trunk or Treat offers a new twist on Halloween at the Redding Community Center. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Trunk or Treat offers a new twist on Halloween at the Redding Community Center.
Trunk or Treat offers a new twist on Halloween at the Redding Community Center. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Kids and adults of all ages enjoy the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center.
Kids and adults of all ages enjoy the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Picking a treat at the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center.
Picking a treat at the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
A big scare at the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center.
A big scare at the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Superheroes swoop in for treats at the Redding Community Center.
Superheroes swoop in for treats at the Redding Community Center. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Trunk or Treat in Redding was HUGE, one participant said.
Trunk or Treat in Redding was HUGE, one participant said. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Les Julian, a singer, song creator, and guitarist performs Halloween music for the kids and families.
Les Julian, a singer, song creator, and guitarist performs Halloween music for the kids and families. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
The whole family gets into the act for the Trunk or Treat at the Redding Community Center.
The whole family gets into the act for the Trunk or Treat at the Redding Community Center. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Enjoying treats at the Trunk or Treat at the Redding Community Center.
Enjoying treats at the Trunk or Treat at the Redding Community Center. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
A baby enjoys her first Halloween at the Trunk or Treat in Redding.
A baby enjoys her first Halloween at the Trunk or Treat in Redding. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Even the car is decked out in costume for the Trunk or Treat at the Redding Community Center.
Even the car is decked out in costume for the Trunk or Treat at the Redding Community Center. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Families find a safe place to celebrate Halloween with the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center.
Families find a safe place to celebrate Halloween with the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Kids are decked out in costume for the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center.
Kids are decked out in costume for the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Families find a safe place to celebrate Halloween with the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center.
Families find a safe place to celebrate Halloween with the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Even adults get in on the fun at the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center..
Even adults get in on the fun at the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center.. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Families find a safe place to celebrate Halloween with the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center.
Families find a safe place to celebrate Halloween with the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Families find a safe place to celebrate Halloween with the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center.
Families find a safe place to celebrate Halloween with the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Families find a safe place to celebrate Halloween with the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center.
Families find a safe place to celebrate Halloween with the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Families find a safe place to celebrate Halloween with the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center.
Families find a safe place to celebrate Halloween with the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone
Families find a safe place to celebrate Halloween with the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center.
Families find a safe place to celebrate Halloween with the Trunk or Treat event at the Redding Community Center. Photo Credit: Nicole Zappone

REDDING, Conn. — Kids agree that trick-or-treating is the best part of Halloween. But it can be tough to go door-to-door safely in rural areas such as Redding.

On Saturday, kids of all ages got decked out in their costumes and headed to the Redding Community Center for Trunk-or-Treating in the parking lot.

The cost to take part was one bag of candy per child. That candy was handed out from trunks of cars as to excited trick-or-treaters went car-to-car.

“We’ve been doing this for a couple of years now, and it’s nice how the community comes out and volunteers for this event. We don’t judge anyone on their trunks, because they are all winners,” said Laurie Mayper, who was on the committee for the event. She was in charge of checking in the vehicles.

Even the vehicles got into the spirit of the event: Car after car in the parking lot was decorated for Halloween, with the trunks decked out in themes ranging from scary to fun. One was even political, dubbed “Making Halloween Great Again,” with a car inspired by the presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Other themes ranged from a time in space to Justice League and Gypsy fortune teller. There was even a motorcycle decorated in Halloween spirit, with the woman who owns it giving out candy as well.

“We truly had a great turnout, and it was great to see the kids excited for this,” Mayper said.

The event was sponsored by the Redding Neighbors and Newcomers along with the Redding Parks and Recreation Department. The community center was also open during this event with live entertainment provided by Les Julian, who performed Halloween tunes on his guitar.

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