Goblins on the Green kicked it up a notch this year with local businesses and organizations handing out candy to costumed kids not only in The Village Green’s parking lot, but also in the Common’s Lawn.
The Village Green Executive Director Ashlie Mitchell-Lanning said COVID was a factor in last year’s planning, and they didn’t have the help of Shelby Batchelor, the Green’s new full-time Community Event & Volunteer Coordinator, Shelby Batchelorat.
“Last year, with COVID precautions still in mind, we were able to pull together a Trunk or Treat pretty quickly,” said Lanning. “This year, with Shelby Batchelorat the helm, we were able to have organizations decorating their trunks AND businesses and organizations on both wings surrounding the Common’s Lawn.”
Participating organizations and businesses include Glenville Cashiers Rescue Squad, Cashiers-Glenville Fire Department, Vision Cashiers, Albert Carlton Library, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce, Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust, Crossroad’s Custard, Rusticks, Cashiers Valley Chorus, and Church of The Good Shepherd.
Gray skies were a concern, but that didn’t stop the Green from filling up with jedi, princesses, superheroes, witches, skunks, video game characters and always a classic, The Wizard of Oz.
“I think the turnout was spectacular,” said Lanning. “We absolutely love being able to work with other nonprofits and businesses in Cashiers so their presence can be felt and appreciated within the community and our community members can have fun, free things to do.”
Lanning said the 2023 schedule of events will be soon posted on The Village Green’s website HERE.