Drive-through trick or treating at The Literacy Council

The Literacy Council changed tactics this year and held a drive-through trick or treat-style event delighting costumed children with bags of books and treats on Halloween.

“In order to align with COVID-19 precautions, TLC had to shift the way we ordinarily celebrate Halloween,” said Jenni Edwards, TLC Marketing Manager. “Normally we participate in Highlands’ Halloween parade by giving out books. TLC decided to do a drive-through Halloween where anyone could come by and pick up a trick-or-treat bag.”

Families dressed up and got into the Halloween spirit at drive-through trick or treating at The Literacy Council. Pictured above are Princess Leah, Yoda, and Boba Fett behind the wheel.

The bags were filled with candy from TLC and the Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, age-appropriate books from TLC and Mountaintop Rotary, DVD coupons and bookmarks from the Hudson Library, and some of the bags had take-home art projects from The Bascom.

Kids were delighted when handed a bag full of books and treats by TLC volunteers. Pictured above TLC Executive Director Bonnie Potts brightens a child’s night with a bag of goods.

Volunteers for the night included TLC board members, people from Mountaintop Rotary, and friends and family. Edwards said the TLC is grateful to everyone who volunteered, they couldn’t have done it without them.

Kids weren’t the only ones who had fun at the drive-through trick or treating at The Literacy Council on Halloween.

“We look forward to giving out new books to children around Macon County every year and thought it was important that we adjust our regular practices so we could still do that,” said Edwards. “We were so happy to see everyone that came by Halloween night, and we even got a few pictures and videos of children surveying their candy and reading their new books. The trick-or-treat bags that were left over after Halloween night were given to students at Highlands School.”

Friends of the TLC volunteered their time to maintain the tradition of handing out books to children on Halloween.

To learn more about programs at The Literacy Council click HERE.

Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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