Student Council hosts annual Trunk or Treat

Children from across the Shawnee area celebrate Halloween in the parking lot

Veronica Meiss

StuCo hosted the annual Halloween Trunk or Treat Oct. 29.

Children from Growing Futures, NW feeder elementary schools and local private schools collected candy and played games in the parking lot with members of a variety of NW organizations. The event allows area youngsters to participate in safe Halloween events outdoors. 

“It’s a nice way to get everyone out and participating in the holiday season,” StuCo vice president Michael Houser said. “It’s an event that doesn’t require any funding. We just bring in candy, make costumes for ourselves and put on a show.”

Along with StuCo, seven other organizations participated in the event to set up game and candy stations. StuCo parliamentarian Elinor Engel partnered with junior representative Maddie Cecil to create an “Alice in Wonderland” themed trunk.

“It was very last minute, so we didn’t come up with a game,” Engel said. “We made a tablecloth that looked like a keyhole, kind of like the movie, and the kids would reach in there. A lot of them were scared because they thought it was like a haunted house and someone was gonna grab them.”