Largest turnout ever for 249’s Trunk or Treat

By Robin Taylor

The Women’s Committee hosted another fun-filled Trunk or Treat for the membership and their families. All the standing committees provided decorated trunks for the annual event. As the children arrived dressed up as their favorite characters, the fun began. Upon entering Trunk or Treat Village they were given a UAW Local 249 drawstring backpack to trick or treat with.

They started their adventure with their first stop at a photo opportunity with the Community Services Committee and their spider theme. The gigantic creepy spider crawling up the side of the
union hall was the perfect backdrop for awesome Halloween memories.

The next stop on their journey was this year’s 1st place winner the CAP committee and their “Nightmare before Christmas” theme. This trunk was spectacular and all the rage with several fun character inflatables and props like the original movie. The kids were all smiles when trunk or treating at this trunk.

As the children displayed their approval through ear-to-ear smiles. They entered Jurassic Park, where the dinosaurs from the Member to Member Committee were eagerly awaiting their arrival. Lots of dancing and playing with this year’s 3rd Place winner in the Trunk or Treat Contest.

The kids laughed and collected candy from very well thought out trunk themes. The skeleton crew of Consumer Affairs, the campground theme from Recreation and Conservation, and the Good Witch in the Candy Land game hosted by Union Label Committee.

Little did they know there was a very scary trunk, where a zombie was waiting to pop out of a coffin, producing ear-piercing screams of terror from the little trunk or treaters. The Education Committee took all the credit for this fun and frightening trunk.

The Ringmaster of the circus set up an outdoor movie, for those who wanted to have a seat and enjoy the delicious popcorn bags offered by the Civil and Human Rights Committee. The children who were having too much fun to sit down and watch a movie continued through the Trunk or Treat Village. Stopping at the creative trunk displays of the Chaplaincy, Motorcycle and Veteran’s Committees.

The last, but not the final, stop of the night was walking into the dark city of DC/Marvel characters. Batman was perched on top of this trunk keeping a watchful eye on the children as they exited Trunk or Treat Village. The Women’s Committee was proud to call this 2nd place trunk a product of their hard work that the kids fell in love with.

Wow, what a fun and exciting adventure through the village. The children were excited and running on a sugar adrenaline rush, as they entered the ball field to play in the three large inflatables that created lots of fun before heading home. As the families departed, they stopped to create a lasting memory of that night. The wonderful photo booth that
included a giant spider created out of a bale of hay, set up by the Motorcycle Committee.

What a way to end the night! The Women’s Committee would like to thank the membership and their families for the largest turnout ever. Thanks to the executive board, and all the standing committees for the creative trunks and their commitment to making this event a success.