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The Pownal Community Trunk-or-Treat will be held on Oct. 31 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Three different locations in Pownal will hand out candy and non-food alternatives to kids dressed in costumes accompanied by their families. The locations are Faith Church at 82 Main Street, Pownal Youth Sports at its Route 346 field, and Pownal PTG at Pownal Elementary School. The Town of Pownal Parks & Rec Committee is helping to coordinate and promote this community event.

The 6th grade class at Pownal Elementary School will also offering food for purchase at their location as a fundraiser for its class trip. Volunteers are needed and donations of candy are appreciated.

Trunk-or-Treat has gained popularity over the last several years as a fun and safe alternative to traditional door-to-door trick or treating. During Trunk-or-Treat, participants gather in a central location, adults decorate the back of their cars, and kids “trick or treat” from car-to-car. Since Halloween can be a “tricky” time for families managing food allergies, there will also be non-food alternatives offered at each Trunk-or-Treat location in order to promote a safe and inclusive community event.

A worldwide movement called “The Teal Pumpkin Project” is helping to raise awareness that there are many kids with food allergies, as well as other children, for whom candy is not an option. The Teal Pumpkin signals that, in addition to candy, non-food trinkets and treats are available that are safe for all trick or treaters.

For more information, please contact Faith Church at faithchurchvt@gmail.com, Pownal Youth Sports at pownalyouthbaseball@gmail.com, Pownal Elementary PTG at michelle.weber21@aol.com or Pownal Parks & Rec at info@ townofpownal.org


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