For Peachtree Ridge students, October means red and gold leaves wrapped around rugged bark, the scent of pumpkin spice wafting through the air, and an event that unites the entire school – Trunk or Treat.
On Tues., Oct. 30, Peachtree Ridge will host its annual Trunk or Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Kids of all ages are invited to dress up, trick-or-treat around the faculty parking lot, and visit dozens of car trunks. Each trunk will be filled with candy and decorations to match a certain theme, and some will even include games and prizes!
The only cost of admission is a donation to the Care Closet, a food and supply pantry founded by two of Peachtree Ridge’s former students. Food will be sold at the event, and proceeds will go directly to Relay For Life.
Aside from being an event for families, Trunk or Treat also embodies a sense of unity among the dozens of student organizations of the school, which are responsible for sponsoring the trunks.
In years past, you could find YoungLife, a Christian youth group, decked out in Hogwarts scarves, next to the National Art Honor Society, whose members were painting pumpkins on kids’ faces. A few trunks away, Beta Club, a volunteer organization, was lip syncing High School Musical songs while the girls’ softball team was passing out candy. The members of Science Olympiad were transformed into bright yellow Minions, and the football team was running a bean bag toss for the youngest kids to enjoy.
By bringing the entire school together, Trunk or Treat perfectly captures the diversity of the school as well as the camaraderie of the community. If you’re wanting to celebrate an annual tradition and benefit two charitable causes, just bring a donation, come out to Trunk or Treat and prepare to get into the Halloween spirit!