Trunk-or-treat brings community together


Ashley Kremer, reporter

Student Council hosted its first Trunk-or-Treat last night.

Trunk-or-Treat is an event similar to trick-or-treating, but instead of getting candy from homes, kids get candy from the trunks of cars.

“Trunk-or-Treat took place in front of the high school. People parked in the band lot and then walked the staff parking lot loop. The trunks of cars were open and decorated,” Mrs. Stephanie Senac, Student Council sponsor, said.

The trunks were spaced a parking spot apart to ensure social distancing. There were trunks representing many high school and middle school clubs and activities. There were also cars from the elementary schools and local businesses.

“The Student Council this year is trying to get everyone they can to be involved. We love to see big turnouts for our events and we want to involve the community in school events as much as we can,” senior Mackenzee Daugherty, secretary, said.

Some participants include GHS and GMS Student Council, Best Buddies, Yearbook and Timberlines, Westwood PTO, and the Greenwood Education Foundation.

“One of the main reasons we are having Trunk-or-Treat is because we noticed that a lot of other club events like the UNICEF Halloween was cancelled, so we wanted to make something that would be safe and fun for the community. We realize that COVID has spoiled a lot of things this year, so this is a great chance to come out and get tons of candy. We wanted to give kids something to look forward to that connect both Halloween and school,” junior Quinn Kelly, President, said.

An exciting part of Trunk-or-Treat is that it allowed participants to decorate their trunks and dress up in Halloween costumes.

“I am looking forward to seeing how people decorate their trunks and variations of ideas,” Mrs. Senac said.

Going into Trunk-or-Treat, Daugherty had high expectations for the event.

“I’m looking forward to Trunk or Treat because I love seeing everyone from the community come together and seeing kids have fun, while being safe as well as seeing the school, staff, students, and clubs, being more involved with events that the Student Council holds,” Daugherty said.