No trick to safe alternative event

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Wheat Ridge 2020 and Live Local Wheat Ridge took the trick out of trick or treating this year, but about 300 children in the city didn’t mind.

The second annual Trunk or Treat event in Wheat Ridge was held Saturday at the Wheat Ridge 5-8 school parking lot, 7101 W. 38th Ave. According to Britta Fisher, executive director of Wheat Ridge 2020 the event went smoothly giving participants a spooky time in a safe environment.

Trunk or Treat events are held across Colorado and other states as a way to provide children a secure place to get candy without having to go door-to-door in a neighborhood. Instead community members volunteer to deliver candy out of the trunks of their cars in an agreed upon location.

“The whole idea was to create a safe place for kids to trick or treat,” Fisher said.

In Wheat Ridge about 25 business owners and community members volunteered the services of their trunks of their cars for the event. The trunks were decorated in true Halloween fashion, and a contest was held to determine the winner of the best decorated car.

According to Fisher the first place winner was the skeleton Jeep. Second place was car dressed up as a hearse, and third was a car that had interactive games for trick or treaters to play while stopping in for candy.

There was no costume contest for the children though.

“I don’t know how I could have judged between all those cute costumes,” Fisher said.

The owners of Right Coast Pizza brought their food truck to the event and served hot chocolate to trick or treaters in addition to candy.

According to Fisher, the business involvement made the event even better.

“We hope to look at expanding the event and getting some more business participation in the future,” she said.