Trunk or Treat Safety Event Oct. 26 at Coal Mountain Park, in Cumming

by McKenzie Cunningham

October 09, 2013

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Bring the whole family and have fun while learning how to stay safe this Halloween during the fourth annual Trunk or Treat Safety Event.

The event will be held at Coal Mountain Park, 3560 Settingdown Road in Cumming, on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Admission is one bag of candy per family.

Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to the family-friendly Trunk or Treat, which will feature a haunted maze, bean bag toss, face painting, clowns and other fun activities and games. There will also be information on costume safety, pedestrian safety, stranger danger, Stop-Drop-Roll demonstrations and more.

“Trunk or Treat is a fun event, but is also an opportunity to share with families important safety information surrounding Halloween activities,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman. “Forsyth County’s public safety personnel pride themselves on providing engaging ways to promote safety to our community’s youth.”

While safety remains the focus of the event, the Forsyth County Fire Department is also inviting local businesses and nonprofit organizations to participate.

There are two ways to participate – by having a trunk, where candy is handed out to children from the decorated trunk of a vehicle, or by having a booth, where a free interactive activity or giveaway is available for children in attendance.

For more information regarding participation, contact Fire Prevention Officer Rebecah Green at 770-205-4688.