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Trunk or Treat at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School

Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School hosted its fourth annual Trunk or Treat night on Thursday, Oct. 25.

Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School hosted its fourth annual Trunk or Treat night on Thursday, Oct. 25. Photo Contributed

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Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School hosted its fourth annual Trunk or Treat night on Thursday, Oct. 25.

Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School hosted its fourth annual Trunk or Treat night on Thursday, Oct. 25. The event is hosted by the school Parent Teacher Organization with several goals including fellowship among the school's families, and a safe, fun way for the students to celebrate the season of Halloween. The evening includes intricately designed van, SUV and car trunks, a pizza dinner and an interactive DJ and dancing.

Since 2009, the OLGC Trunk or Treat has grown from taking up one parking lot to now more than 70 cars with spooky, sporty and theme decorations. There was even a Scooby Doo Mystery Machine. Once all the families are parked in the school and church lots, families commence decorating. This is followed by children going from car to car collecting candy in trick or treat style. Most people are in costume and one child even came as a vending machine. In addition to an increase in attendance, the decorations and costumes have become more elaborate each year.

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The fourth annual Trunk or Treat night was hosted by Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School on Thursday, Oct. 25.

The pizza, catered by Church Street Pizza, and a DJ allow the students and parents to socialize and dance. It is a great time of year to celebrate together and relax before the holidays. It is wonderful to see how food, music and dancing can bring a community together. The friendly competition for best decorated car also raises the level of excitement. This year, the winner had a chicken coup theme.

It is easy to see the spirit of community at OLGC School when you look out over the mass of excited trick or treaters going from car to car.