Sunday, October 28, 2018

• Trunk or Treat 2018

Wildomar's fifth annual Trunk or Treat event at Marna O'Brien park was probably the most well attended park event I've seen to date. The parking lot was already full before the official start time of 5pm. 

There were 39 "Trunks" and an estimated 2000 participants.
The perfect photo spot was set up near the Faith Bible Church ice cream truck.
An early look at the crowd.
Based on length of lines, the "Haunted Shipwreck" was the most popular attraction.
One of the many displays in the "Haunted Shipwreck" maze.
Wildomar Police were on hand to meet and greet the trick or treaters.
City Councilmember Bridgette Moore posed with a superhero, a couple of bottles of yummy sauces and what appears to be a post apocalyptic survivalist. lol
My best group costume award goes to Living Hope Lutheran Church. They came as The Wizard of Oz characters. Last year they dressed as members of the original Willy Wonka cast, and the year before they were dressed up as "Where's Waldo" characters. 
The look of pure enjoyment on the kids' faces was worth its weight in candy.
Lake Elsinore Education Foundation were giving out children's books.
Cops For Kids were on hand.
 The Relay For Life leaders were in the house. ☺
The Girl Scouts handed out a lot of candy.
Crowds cycled in and out during the three hour event. Though it was difficult to pinpoint how many people visited altogether. As I was leaving around 7:15pm I saw fresh a troop of costumed candy connoisseurs traipsing into the park with their chaperones. 
Holly Stephens of Furry Tail Dog Training was one of the local business owners in attendance. There were many more... (Note to self, take MORE pictures next year, and do so before it gets too dark). 
Melissa Melendez, 67th State Assembly district elected official, in attendance. Her district has more than 450,000 people in it and it stretches from Murrieta to Hemet to Lake Mathews. This was her second consecutive Wildomar Trunk or Treat event to be at.
Being a person that believes in equal time, Michelle Singleton (candidate for 67th Assembly district seat) and her team were at the event too. I wonder if it's too late to do a Better Know a Candidate blog with her?
Elsinore High School cheerleaders performed for the crowd throughout the event.
Last on the city park's 2018 calendar of events is Breakfast With Santa, which is slated for Saturday, December 15th at the Fire Station on Gruwell St. 

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Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.
– Mason Cooley

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