Bath-DeWitt Connection staff writer
BATH, Mich. – Bath Township’s annual Truck-or-Treat on Oct. 24 drew in hundreds of children and their families, all decked out in their Halloween best. Bath Township Parks and Recreation has organized the event for five or six years.
The event was held at Bath Elementary School parking lot this year. It has previously been held in the shopping center parking lot on the corner of Clark and Webster, but was moved because the school lot offered more room, said the event’s coordinator Becky Goodwin, who has been running the event for the past three years. The middle school’s lot was used for parking for the event, which left the whole elementary lot for the trick-or-treaters, and made it a much safer environment for the kids, Goodwin said.
“The kids would forget to get candy,” Mike said. “I would have to yell at them to come get the candy, too.”
Around 200 pumpkins were donated this year, but Mike says next year he will probably pick up around 250 or 300.
Two contests also were available to those who wished to enter. According to the Parks and Recreation page on the township’s website, the Winzeler family won the pumpkin seed count contest, guessing there were 528 seeds in the jar, and won a 12-person hayride and bonfire party at Peacock Tree Farms. The actual number of seeds was 555. Gage Stout also won a $24 gift card to Jumpin’ Jax for guessing the weight of a pumpkin being 13.816 pounds, the actualy weight was 14.8 pounds.
Becky said the Parks and Recreation’s next event will be the Buck Pole on Nov 15. The event will be held at the Senior Center by the police department. Becky also said that the adult contest winner will receive a shotgun and the youth winner will receive a shoulder mount of their trophy. There will also be a drawing for a $50 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods for the rest of the deer entered.