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First Annual 'Trunk Or Treat' Event Announced in Madison to Coincide with Pumpkin Illumination


MADISON, NJ -  Fall is officially in full swing in the borough and the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps is calling all Trick-or-Treaters to the 1st Annual 'Trunk or Treat' being held on Friday, October 28 from 6:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at the Madison Borough main parking lot, across from the train station on Kings Road.

A trunk or treat is described as an event where you decorate the trunk of your car at home and drive it to a set sponsored location open it and children trick-or-treat from "trunk to trunk" while enjoying the displays. Candy should be provided by the owner in each "trunk" entry. 

"Decorate your trunks in a fun theme, dress your kids in costumes and bring lots of treats to be shared by kids as they parade around the open trunks.  What a great way to begin the Halloween celebration," said Karen Giambra Executive Director of the Madison Chamber of Commerce. 

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Prizes will be awarded for “Best Decorated Trunk” in several categories such as scariest, cutest, and most creative. 

Admission will be $10 per car.  Reserve your space early by emailing Diane Fastiggi at  Walk-in trick or treaters will be asked to make a minimum donation of $2.00 per person. 

All proceeds from the 1st Annual Trunk or Treat will benefit the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps. 

The "Trunk or Treat" this year will be in conjunction with the Madison Chamber of Commerce Pumpkin Illumination.

Madison's annual 'Pumpkin Illumination' will be held right before at 6:00p.m. on the steps of Hartley Dodge Memorial Building.  Bring your carved pumpkins and place them on the steps for illumination. 

"This year we are moving the evnt to a more central location from The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts to Hartley Dodge," said Giambra.

Battery operated candles will be provided by the Chamber for the illumination.  There is no charge to participate in the illumination part of the event. 

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