Trunk-or-treat at these Halloween events for tots of all ages
OGDEN — Halloween is just around the corner and local organizations are celebrating the spooky holiday with trunk-or-treat festivities.
Golden Hours Senior Center is holding a trunk-or-treat on Oct. 28, from 4-6 p.m., providing free candy and a chance to win prizes in a costume contest. Contestants will be judged in two separate categories — homemade and store-bought.
Medals, donated by Jellsco of Ogden, will be presented for first-, second- and third-place winners of both categories. All candy is being purchased by the Golden Hours veterans group, whose members will be dressed up for the occasion.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun for everyone,” Cold War veteran Steve Ross said.
The trunk-or-treat event is free; however, Ross said the veterans group will be accepting donations to go toward the center’s planned veteran memorial.
Kirt’s Drive-In is also joining in the Halloween festivities. From 7-10 p.m. Oct. 28, the North Ogden eatery will be lined with creepy Jeeps, spooky owners and loads of candy. While all “Jeepers” are encouraged to participate in the event, being a Jeep owner is not a requirement to attend.
Jeeps in Northern Utah are not the only vehicles dressing up for the holiday with at least 12 costumed cars attending a trunk-or-treat at the Utah Military Academy on Oct. 29. The event is being hosted by local troops with the Boy Scouts of America.
BSA troops 719 and 7196 are inviting the public and fellow troops to attend their trunk-or-treat, which will feature a host of interactive games in addition to free candy and a donut truck with fried deliciousness available for purchase.
The event will take place in the UMA parking lot from 1-3 p.m.
Angie Van Leer, Troop 719 scoutmaster, said the youth leadership program in partnering with UMA is asking attendees to bring nonperishable items or hygiene products to donate during the event. Donated items are not required to attend the event; however, Troop 7196 Scoutmaster Emma Dalpias said as part of troop service work all items are greatly appreciated.
According to Van Leer, even though The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pulled away from the BSA, scouting is still very much alive providing a safe place for kids to engage and learn life skills.
Trick-or-treaters can also learn about life while grabbing candy from residents at Ogden’s Legacy House. The assisted living facility is hosting a trunk-or-treat on Oct. 31 from 1-3 p.m.
Face masks are not required to enter the facility, but festive ones are encouraged.
“Our residents would love to see kids of all ages come in costume,” Sales and Marketing Director Kaisa Bradley said.