Yes, yes. We all know that trunk-or-treat events — those unholy community celebrations where people pull their vehicles into a parking lot and costume-wearing children go trick-or-treating from one trunk or tailgate to another — are destroying the very fabric of the doorbell-dinging traditional Halloween.
Still, are you seriously going to begrudge the children ANY opportunity to get free candy? (After all, like Whitney Houston, we believe they are our future ...)
Trunk-or-treat events are being held all over Northern Utah this month — courtesy of churches, businesses and other local organizations. Heck, there’s even a trunk-or-treat for dogs on Halloween this year: Doggo Trunk and Treat, with tricks and treats and exercise for your mutt, 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Ogden Dog Park, 2450 A Ave., Ogden.
Here are five first-class trunk-or-treat events being offered in the week leading up to Halloween, hosted by local cities and public safety departments. All events are free:
1. Roy City’s Annual Trunk or Treat
This town’s yearly trunk-or-treat take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at George E Wahlen Park, 4200 S. 2175 West, in Roy. In addition to the usual candy being doled out, food trucks will be on hand to feed the hungry Halloween revelers.
2. Trunk or Treat with Davis County Sheriff’s Office
The sheriff’s office and at least 10 other local organizations and businesses will be on hand for this trunk-or-treat, scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, 800 W. State. St., Farmington. Three local food trucks will also offer food to purchase. Free parking is available at the Legacy Events Center next door.
3. Kaysville Police Department Trunk or Treat
This Davis County city’s law enforcement agency will host a trunk-or-treat from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Kaysville Police Department, 80 N. Main St., Kaysville. For more information, call 801-546-1131.
4. Uintah City Fire Department Trunk or Treat
The volunteer fire department will host a trunk-or-treat from 6-8 p.m. on Halloween, Oct. 31, at the Uintah City Fire Department, 2405 E. 6600 South, Uintah. Enjoy treats, games, photographs — and check out the legendary fire station spook alley.
5. Ogden Public Safety Trunk or Treat
Providing families a safe and secure place to bring their kids to get treats, the Weber Fraternal Order of Police and the Ogden City Police Department are hosting a trunk or treat event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Halloween night, Oct. 31, at the Francom Public Safety Building, 2186 Lincoln Ave., Ogden. Police and fire vehicles will also be on display.