Okemos families had some pre-Halloween fun at the Okemos Community Church trunk or treat on Oct. 30. This was the first time the event has been held since 2019.
Allie Williams, event organizer, said it has evolved over the years since it began in about 2016, starting as an evening activity before being pushed to the afternoon as more young families with little kids attended.
“One year it rained,” Williams said, “so we moved [the trunk or treat] indoors… [and] I found out you can fit an inflatable in our social hall.”
They don’t expect those passing out candy to supply their own, and instead use candy donated by the congregation. Williams said they begin to collect candy 4-6 weeks in advance, and no matter how much is collected it’s never enough.
Also offered at the event are hotdogs and popcorn. Williams said they can sometimes gauge how many people attended based on how many hotdogs were handed out.