After missing out on last year’s Halloween extravaganza due to Covid-19, Easton kids and families made up for lost time at the eighth annual Trunk or Treat on Oct. 31. The evening included not only trick or treating for children but the Easton Lions Club annual bonfire and costume contest as well.
Trunk or Treat was held at the Morehouse Fields. Cars lined up, their trunks full of Halloween decorations, waiting for guests to trick or treat at each vehicle. Costumed kids walked from car to car, collecting candy.
Silverman’s Farm, founded by Ben Silverman in the early 1920s, took part in the event as well. Today, the farm is a popular destination with its orchards, scenic tractor rides and petting farm. Irv Silverman, Ben’s youngest son, took over the farm decades ago. He participated in the Halloween event as in years past
“The Trunk or Treat is another great community event where everybody helps out a little bit to make this happen,” said Silverman.
The Lions Club, Park and Recreation Department, Easton Girl Scouts, Easton Volunteer Fire Department and Easton EMS sponsored this year’s Halloween party.
“Silverman’s Farm donated cider and donuts, the Lions Club donated music as well as help with the costume contest, and The Knights of Gore were performing the Swords throughout the evening,” said Danielle Alves, Park and Recreation director. “It’s an overall big collaboration of the town.”
“The community loves coming out to enjoy it, the kids enjoy it, the bonfire is obviously a huge hit, and this has been just a great event over the past few years,” Alves said. “Since the first Halloween event, Trunk or Treat has gained a large amount of publicity throughout the community.”
“It was fun to do the Trunk or Treat because I got to see all the little kids have a great time with their families,” said Easton resident Sarah Lehberger. “It was great seeing the town come together and everyone have a blast again after the long two years we have had without Halloween.”
Lehberger’s children are now in middle school and high school. Trunk or Treat was a perfect event to remember the innocence that this holiday is all about. The bonfire and costume contest took place after the children had time to collect their candy from the registered, participating vehicles.
“I am glad to see that the spirit of Halloween has not gone away,” said Easton resident Debbi Barer.
Photos by Asia McCray