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Forsyth families take part in Trunk-or-Treat

Kyle Linton, Derek Linton and Everett Black dressed up as Spiderman and two of the Ninja Turtles at the Trunk-or-Treat safety event. At the Big Thinkers Science Exploration Booth, the boys learn to make ooey gooey slim. SAVANNAH LEE/Staff. (click for larger version)

Luke Patrick as Buzz Lightyear and Will Patrick as the Flash sit by the fire enjoying their hotdogs at Grace Chapel Church of Christ's Trunk-or-Treat cookout. SAVANNAH LEE/Staff. (click for larger version)
November 04, 2013
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. There were several local Trunk-or-Treat events leading up to Halloween, giving the children of Forsyth more opportunity to dress-up and rack-up on candy.

On Saturday, Oct. 26, the fourth annual Trunk-or-Treat safety event was held at Coal Mountain Park. Booths were set up to hand out candy and educate families on safety and what to do in emergencies. The Forsyth County Fire Department and Sheriff's Office handed out clip-on LED lights for children to wear so they would be more visible while trick-or-treating on Halloween.

"[The Trunk-or-Treat safety event] is something we always look forward to," said Katie Kyle, a Cumming resident.

On Wednesday, Oct. 30, Grace Chapel Church of Christ held a Trunk-or-Treat cookout event. There were boiled peanuts and apple cider and a fire to roast hotdogs and marshmallows.

Families gathered on blankets and in lawn chairs to enjoy the meal. After the meal, families made their way through the 40 decorated trunks to fill their bags with candy.

"I'm so thankful some visitors have come and not just members of our church," said Robin Irwin, one of the event organizers.

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