Eastpointe Community Schools will be hosting a trunk or treat, allowing children to travel around the Eastpointe High School parking lot and visit local organizations, businesses and others giving out candy from their cars.
“We had about 900 children last year, and this should be a good opportunity for kids to have a safe and entertaining trick-or-treating experience,” said Caitlyn Kienitz, the communications and marketing manager for the district. “It’s a traditional trunk or treat with kids going from car to car for candy instead of house to house.”
It will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the high school, located at 15501 Couzens Ave.
“If people are interested (in giving out candy), they can contact Rona Head at the high school. They can come and decorate their truck. Those interested in bringing their kids can just show up. It’s set up on the parking lot along Couzens Avenue, and parking is in the parking lot along Gratiot Avenue. The Police and Fire department will be there. The bus drivers will be there with a decorated bus passing out candy.”
Police personnel are preparing for Halloween night and will be participating in other public activities to ensure that everyone’s holiday is safe as well as fun.
“We purchased 800 glow-in-the-dark necklaces that the Police and Fire departments are handing out to kids,” said Eastpointe Director of Public Safety George Rouhib. “We want them visible when they’re crossing the streets. We’ll have officers in the neighborhood on Halloween night, and we love getting to participate in trunk or treat over at the (Eastpointe) High School.”