Dickinson's Trick-or-Trunk Provides Safe Halloween Option for Kids

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Typically when you think of trick-or-treaters, you imagine children walking from door to door.

But for the last two years in Dickinson, people have been doing it a little differently.

It's not your typical trick-or-treating route.

"You give candy out from your trunk to each of the kids so the kids go from trunk to trunk trick-or-treating," said Cami Havelka, co-chair of Downtown Dickinson Events.

But it's become a tradition in Dickinson. The third annual Trick-or-Trunk event features a trick-or-treating route by businesses with the help of their vehicles.

The event's route is in the shape of a U downtown, and even businesses not located downtown, get involved.

"We welcome and invite all businesses throughout our community, to come and participate in this event," Havelka said.

More than 30 businesses are taking part in the event. Besides bringing people downtown, it provides a safe option for families trick-or-treating.

"Spreading it through the schools, working together with the schools, on this safe event, we had over 3,500 people," Havelka said.

And they're expecting a bigger crowd this year, so businesses are advised to bring a lot of candy.

"I was told to bring $150 worth of candy, and within 30 minutes, I was out of candy," said Jean Bloomgren, co-chair of Downtown Dickinson Events.

The event will run from 4-6 p.m. on Halloween and streets will be blocked off. Emergency responders will be present and even have a few trunks of their own.

"The sheriff's department will have two cars, we have the fire department is bringing down their huge ladder truck and extending the ladder," Bloomgren said.

This year's Trick-or-Trunk will have food options for families on the go this Halloween. And of course, each child will leave with a lot of candy.

If you are a business looking ot still get involved, call Jason Bloomgren at 701-260-8565.