FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Trick r’ treating may be cancelled this year due to COVID-19. This is why last Saturday, on October 24th, the annual Truck R’ Treat came as a joy for a lot of families in Florham Park.
For the whole afternoon, hundreds of families attended the Trunk r’ Treat, which was held at the Florham Park recreation center. Dozens of trunks were decorated with Halloween attire and filled with candy.
“I’m happy to contribute and lift the spirits of the kids and bring the community together,” said Noor Sudin, who came to the event for the first time with her trunk all decorated.
“We need this more than ever during these trying times.”
The Truck r’ Treat event was organized by the Florham Park Jaycees, a community service and charitable organization that works to support the borough through donations and town events. Jaycees has host Trunk r’ Treat event for the past three years.
“This is something that everyone is excited for,” said Anthony Pryer, president of the Jaycees.
“There’s too much candy to count here! It’s the only event that could provide the holiday opportunity for the kids that felt normal.”
And indeed, the Trunk r’ Treat brought some normalcy to some families. In the end, approximately 250 adults and kids attended the event, happy to do some treat r’ tricking, while taking pictures at the decorated trunk, while Halloween music played in the air.
“We are very thrilled to do this for the Florham Park families,” said Katie Kunz, borough resident who came with family and their own decorated trunk.
“This feels somewhat normal for local families and we can still have fun.”
Katie was joined by her husband William, and their children, eight-year-old Alecia, dressed as a vampire, and two-year-old son David, dressed as Woody the Cowboy from Toy Story.
“I feel very happy to do this,” said Alecia.
“The Trunk r’ Treat is good thing and I love candy.”
For more information on the Florham Park Jaycees, and their upcoming events and activities, visit their website at https://www.fpjaycees.net/, or visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/florhamparkjaycees/.