Celebrating Halloween at Trunk or Treat on the Green

There were smiles aplenty at Trunk or Treat on the Green, a celebration of spooky Halloween fun at The Village Green on Oct. 30.

Families donned costumes and walked or drove to the VG’s main parking lot where it was lined with local nonprofits and businesses handing out candy to eager trick or treaters from the trunks of vehicles.

Costume-clad families we’re all smiles as they strolled or drove thru the Halloween celebration at The Village Green.

“I think Trunk or Treat on The Green was great,” said VG Executive Director Ashlie Mitchell-Lanning. “It gave children and families in our community a Halloween event in their backyards, they didn’t have to drive to another town or city, and it was simple and fun!”

From left are Spiderman, Luigi, Mario, and Wonder Woman making their way through Trunk or Treat on the Green.

Participating nonprofits and businesses include:

  • Cashiers Glenville Fire Department
  • Glenville-Cashiers Rescue Squad
  • Boys and Girls Club of The Plateau
  • Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library
  • The Literacy Council of Cashiers
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Plateau

Lanning said the community’s support and participation was greatly appreciated.

“I want to thank all the local organizations and businesses that worked with us, The Village Green, to pull off a quickly organized community event,” said Lanning. “It was so fun to see all your costumes, all your decorations, and of course your smiling faces and willingness to bring joy to our community!”

The Village Green Executive Director Ashlie Mitchell Lanning and her daughter at Trunk or Treat on the Green.

Lanning said the decision to make it a drive-thru event was for the public’s safety.

“We chose to do a Drive Through Trunk or Treat to keep our children in our community safe,” she said. “It is a goal of The Village Green to model social responsibility and to protect the health and wellbeing of our community members.”

Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library

Lanning added that this year’s Halloween celebration may influence future spooktacular events at The Village Green.

“I feel that the Trunk or Treat idea was really fantastic, and if we at The Village Green can utilize our main parking lot, and the overflow parking lot to host ‘trunks,’ then it could be a big success,” she said. “I’m always open to suggestions on new fun ideas, but I also want to remind our community that the bigger the community events get, the more we desperately need volunteers to help us!”

Glennville-Cashiers Rescue Squad handing out candy and free hot dogs.

To learn more about The Village Green click HERE.

Boys & Girls Club of the Plateau

Pennywise enjoys looking into your soul. 

A terrifying witch from the Cashiers Greenway Ramble hands out candy to children…

Dinosaurs from Boys & Girls Club of the Plateau hand out candy to trunk or treaters.

Article and Photos by Brian O’Shea
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