Jul 28, 2014

UPDATED: Halloween Plans Change in Kinnelon: Trunk-or-Treating Saturday

High school parking lot to be open for Halloween festivities, but officials encourage kids not to go door-to-door.

UPDATED: Halloween Plans Change in Kinnelon: Trunk-or-Treating Saturday

The Borough of Kinnelon has decided to host a "trunk-or-treat" event in the high school parking lot Saturday instead of having kids go door-to-door collecting treats.

"Trunk-or-treat is a Halloween event where people gather and park their cars in a large parking lot. They open their trunks, or the backs of their vehicles, and decorate them. They then pass out candy from their trunks. The event provides a safe family environment for trick-or-treaters," according to a press release sent by the borough.

Mayor Bob Collins said the Halloween festivities were once again changed because of safety concerns. Trick-or-treating was originally postponed in the borough because of many wires, trees and poles remaining in roadways after Tropical Storm Sandy.

The event will kick off with trunk decorating at the high school parking lot beginning at 1:30 p.m. At 2:30 p.m., there will be a costume parade and kids will be able to visit the trunks until 4 p.m.

The borough is asking for volunteers to bring a trunk full of goodies to the event if they plan on bringing their children. Parking spots will not be pre-assigned, but cars that are parked in the lot will not be able to leave until all children have left the event.

The borough is also hopeful that residents who have traditional items they give out to trick-or-treaters participate.

"We would love to see those donuts and hot dogs from Fayson Lakes at the trunk-or-treat," the press release said.

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