The Damariscotta Police Department, the Central Lincoln County YMCA, and Great Salt Bay Community School are once again teaming up for a Halloween Trunk-or-Treat. The event will take place in GSB’s back parking lot from 4-6 p.m. on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31.
The event was a “win-win” for the police department for safety reasons, Damariscotta Police Chief Jason Warlick said.
“Parents know this is a safe place to bring their kids. They know we make sure that the candy and items going home with their kids are safe. It’s just a safe, healthy, happy environment,” Warlick said. “From our side of things, it also gives kids a chance to see police officers and firefighters in a positive light.”
“This is a strong collaborative event that grows stronger each year as we go along,” said Karen-Ann Hagar, the Y’s program and outreach coordinator. “It’s a true testimony when we are hearing how excited families are in anticipation of this happening. All organizations partnering have been well-received and well-organized.”
Previous events have been a huge success, running out of both candy and hot dogs by the end of the night.
The organizers hope to build on the success of last year by making this event bigger and better. The Kieve-Wavus climbing wall will be at the event and hot dogs will be available. Sandcastle Entertainment is donating games for the event, Hagar said.
The trunk-or-treat is a free event. Any donations will go toward next year’s event.
The event organizers welcome volunteers to hand out treats for the children. To volunteer or set up a trunk at the event, contact Hagar at 563-9622. To donate candy, contact Warlick at 563-1909.