Trunk or Treating in the Islands
While reminiscing about Trick or Treating in rural New England, comedian Bob Marley jokes, "the houses are five miles apart. It's like running a marathon with a costume on. Every couple of miles there's a guy with a cup of water with some M&M's in it. 'Keep running Batman, keep running.'"
This might sound familiar to many of us, but fortunately, today's kids and parents have it a little easier. In most of Grand Isle County, Trunk or Treating has replaced the drudgery of the forced march up Route 2 for a limited payoff. Parents and community members are invited to park their cars in a safe, well-lit area and offer treats from their cars while the kids visit each vehicle. This year Trunk or Treat events will be offered in Grand Isle on October 30th from 3-5pm at Donaldson Park, Alburgh at the Fire Station on October 31st from 4-6pm, and in South Hero, October 31st at Folsom School from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. Be sure to arrive early to decorate your trunk and secure your parking spot. For safety, cars are not permitted to drive into or out of the area once the trunk or treating starts.