The Sultan Community Alliance invites the community to attend the third annual Trunk or Treat Main Street event, a free, family-friendly Halloween extravaganza that welcomes ghosts, goblins, superheroes and everything in between.
Trunk or Treat Main Street takes place 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, in downtown Sultan, and includes safe and fun trick-or-treating and costume contests. Main Street businesses are encouraged to drape a bit of creepy décor around their front doors and windows, vendor booths are welcome and community members are invited to park on Main Street to show off the dusty, mummified contents of their haunted trunks.
Prizes will be awarded for the spookiest booth, trunk or storefront!
“We are looking forward to widespread community participation,” said Alliance board member Mandy Geiger. “We want this year to be bigger and better than ever, so bring your entire family out to enjoy this free community event!”
For the first time in Trunk or Treat history, food will be available for purchase from locally-owned and operated 2-1/2 Men BBQ. 2-1/2 Men serves up some of the freshest, most delicious barbecue in all of the Sky Valley, and will be set up near the Loggers Inn at the corner of 3rd and Main Street.
“The Alliance is thrilled that 2-1/2 Men BBQ will be on-hand to provide families with the option of having dinner at the event,” Geiger said. “We loved having 2-1/2 Men at National Night Out and are grateful that they are supporting Trunk or Treat as well.”
Vendors and “creep-tastic” trunks will be positioned along Main Street from roughly 2nd through 6th Street, for a spectacularly haunted Main Street experience. Candy and other small trinkets will be passed out for the duration of the event.
Trunk or Treat offers more than just an endless supply of sweet treats, but also promotes the joy of reading! The literacy-loving Friends of the Sultan Library (Friends) will greet trunk-or-treaters at the Sultan Library, where they’ll give away candy, bookmarks and free books. The free books are aimed at youth of all ages, including kids and teens.
All are welcome to stop by for a free book!
Additionally, Friends will offer Sesame Street-brand flash cards to help the littlest tykes learn numbers, shapes, colors or the alphabet. Parents of young children are welcome to stop by for a colorful set of flashcards to help their young ones get ready for reading, courtesy of Friends.
Sultan Library staff will be dressed in their best Halloween garb, distributing information about library programs and services. Learn more about kindergarten readiness, early literacy, homework resources including free online tutors and much more. The Sultan Library’s cuddly bear mascot, “Sully,” will be available for hugs.
The Sultan Community Alliance thanks its generous sponsors for supporting this year’s event, including the Monroe Walmart, Pharm-A-Save Monroe, the Monroe Fred Meyer, the Monroe Grocery Outlet, the Carr family, the Posey family and the Geiger family. Vendors signed up to participate so far include Sultan VFW Post 2554, Crosswater Community Church, Kiss the Sky Books, Sky Valley Automotive, the Volunteers of America Sky Valley Services Center (VOA), Kathleen Morrisson of KandR Home Realty and many others. Additional vendors are welcome!
Residents should be advised that Main Street will be closed to through-traffic from 2nd to 6th Street to accommodate the event. To find out how to participate in Trunk or Treat, please contact the Sultan Community Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org or Victoria Forte’ at email@example.com. For more information about Trunk or Treat and other city events, please visit our website at: https://ci.sultan.wa.us/.
The Friends of the Sultan Library is accepting book donations to help support its efforts. To find out how to donate books, please contact Angela Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jackie Personeus at email@example.com.