BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- On Saturday, Berkeley Heights residents gathered at Connell Corporate Park for the community’s annual “Trunk or Treat” event, sponsored by the Berkeley Heights Police Benevolent Association (PBA) #144. 

At the event, held in a parking lot at 100 Connell Drive, residents were able to decorate the trunk of their cars and pass out candy to kids participating in the event, many opting to leave candy in bowls or on the bed of their trunk to limit contact. Additionally, due to COVID-19, all participants were required to wear masks with their costumes and do their best to maintain a social distance, though hard at times, and were encouraged to use hand sanitizer frequently.

PBA President Frank Mea said he was particularly excited to have this event this year due to the current circumstances. “This year, more than ever, it was important for us to ensure we pulled this off for our kids.”

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Also attending the event was the Grain and Cane Gastro Truck allowing guests the opportunity to purchase food, and the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad, with their own decorated ambulance. 

The event, attended by many families with young children in Berkeley heights, allowed for an opportunity for families to work together in decorating their cars and having an array of candies to choose from. 

Though this event happened before Halloween, Berkeley Heights still plans to hold regular trick- or- treating festivities on October 31. More information about this event and safety protocols can be found here.

Enjoy photo gallery that brings out the spirit of Halloween.