The Greater Derry Area Trunk-or-Treat: SUNDAY OCTOBER 27th - 4:30-6:00PM
The Greater Derry Area Trunk-or-Treat is an event where volunteers come to decorate the trunks of their vehicles and hand out candy or prizes to trick-or-treaters.
Trunk-or-treats are great because they're typically held at a safe location where children and their families can either decorate a vehicle, trick or treat, or both in a fun and traffic free environment.
Because everything is closer together and other activities can be offered at the same location - Trunk-or-Treats are perfect community building events.
This one has togetherness and community at its core.
The Greater Derry Trunk-or-Treat was started by Journey Church as a community outreach several years ago. In 2015 Thrive Outdoors took over operations to free up the church volunteers and offer extra support. Since community and togetherness are an integral piece of Thrive Outdoors' mission - and Halloween has always been a favorite of Jake (one of the partners) - taking this on as a free event for the town made perfect sense.
Candy, decorations, face painting, a petting zoo, hot dogs, hot cocoa, and a safe place to celebrate are all brought together by local agencies to create one of the most memorable nights of the year.
Free Face Painting:
Thrive Outdoors prides itself on finding the best volunteer face painters around. You may even find one of the partners chipping in at this table...
An Annual Festive Presentation from Thrive Outdoors:
Each year Thrive Outdoors creates a fun, informative and interactive presentation for the crowd to enjoy.
Each year we procure more and more pumpkin guts to fill a small pool. Each year Jake ends up taking a bath in it. Will the crowd hit their mark and send him into The Dip this year?
An Atmosphere of Halloween Fun:
We have over 40 trunks each year - and are looking to grow. The time and detail that goes into these trunks is amazing and the volunteers who do this deserve so much credit. Below are a few...
Complimentary Photo Booth Pictures:
Our photo booth is as good as it gets. Melanie from Simply Mella Photography takes a lot of pictures... FOR FREE! And posts them to our Facebook gallery for families and friends to grab. Check out her regular work at the link above - or check out our past Trunk or Treat galleries below.