Ghouls, goblins, and ghosts galore were summoned to Life Chiropractic College West for its first annual Trunk or Treat event.
Life West’s Monte H. Greenawalt Health Center, also located on the Hayward, California campus, hosted Trunk or Treat. The event, also known as Halloween Tailgating, consisted of vehicles decorated by costume-clad students. The children went trick or treating among the decorated cars.
For many, this was their first Trunk or Treat experience.
“I actually had never heard of Trunk or Treat, but I thought it was a great idea because I love Halloween and it’s a great alternative to going door-to-door,” Life West student Kristine Loharun said. “My trunk was pirate-themed, and it was just really awesome to the kids get excited about ‘looking for buried gold’ under the pile of candy in the treasure chest.”
The event also had plenty of games and activities for community kids looking to have a spooky good time. There was face painting, an area to decorate pumpkins, and games such as miniature core hole, ring toss, and basketball. For each game the kids completed, they accumulated tickets to exchange for prizes.
The Hayward Fire Department also attended, and at one point sounded their siren to invite the kids over. They also brought friends from the Hayward Police Department to help hand out sticker badges and take pictures.
More than 250 people from the Hayward and Union City area attended.