On Saturday, Oct. 26, ghosts, goblins, witches, an assortment of movie, book, cartoon and other characters assembled in the parking lot of St. Stephen – St. Edward School for the first annual “Trunk or Treat.”
The festive event attended by approximately 400 people or 150 families collected $10 fees from participants and raised $1,500 for St. Stephen – St. Edward Elementary School at 75 Sanfordville Road in Warwick.
The school, founded in 1965, educates children, grades PreK - 8th grade.
Under the direction of Principal Bethany Negersmith, the teachers and staff at St. Stephen welcome students of all backgrounds and faiths.
The money raised will be used to purchase supplies and enhance the school’s existing Art Program under the direction of art teacher Margaret Sinnott.
During the day there were games, and a prize for best decorated car.
And the first annual Trunk or Treat winning car was "Toy Story 4" entered by the Gerity Family.
The prize was a $150 gift basket donated by Frazzleberries Country Stores in Warwick.
“Special thanks,” said Event Chair Katie Schlichting, “go to all the St Stephen's families who decorated a car and donated games along with all the school volunteers, the DeBuck family who donated corn stalks, the Morgan family for donating hay bails, the Ganzel Family for use of the hot dog cart, ShopRite of Warwick for back-up candy supplies and the local community for coming out. We hope to make this an annual event and to make it bigger and better each year.”
- Roger Gavan