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By Amy Fulton

Lame Trunk or Treat


To the Editor:

My husband and I got our little Hulk all pumped up and ready to go to the downtown Trunk or Treat. We decided the sprinkling rain and windy weather conditions were not enough to keep us in. We got there about 7 p.m. The event was schedule to go until 8 p.m., so we thought we would be OK.

There were only two trucks remaining to Trunk or Treat from, and one was packing up and ignored us. Our two-year-old was so excited to say "Hulk Smash" to the people left on the streets and couldn't because the music was blaring.

The last hay ride was unloading, so we bought tickets to go into the haunted house only to find out that it too was already shut down. It was indoors, so there was no reason to close it down early.

The only thing left to do was his costume picture. The event crew was getting their picture taken. People were acting drunk and being so rowdy that the large camera light got bumped and came crashing onto the six-week-old baby in my front pack. Nobody asked if we were OK; they were only concerned about the light.

We were told to give our money to the person at the desk, but the person sitting there said they didn't work there. After the group photo was done, they started taking smaller group pictures. We had to get their attention and remind them we were still there waiting. When it was finally our turn, it was so overwhelming with all the people shouting over the music that we couldn't even get our son to look at the camera. By 7 p.m., the whole event was a mess and we couldn't have been more disappointed.

Next time we will just go to The Dalles.


Reader Comments

rowleyfamily writes:

I did not see the last time posted for the trunk or treat, but if I remember right, it starts at 5. The people who open their trunks are just community people who share out of the goodness of their hearts. We did not have an open trunk this year, but we have the past two years. We had over $100 worth of candy, and it goes VERY fast, even parsing it out. I recommend that people get there early on, as with most things, the later in the evening, the more teen focused an event will be. I don't know of anyone getting paid to put on Trunk or Treat. As far as I can see, it is just a fun venture that groups, businesses and individuals put together. A big shout out to everyone who did!


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