The Knights of Columbus (K of C), in c0njuncture with the Church of the Assumption, will be hosting a town-wide ‘Trunk-Or-Treat’ on Sunday, November 11th, at the church parking lot from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Anyone wishing to participate can arrive at 1:30 p.m. to set up their vehicles, tables, or decorations. Member of the K of C will be available at during that time to handle traffic control, and direct participants where to set up. Participants will be responsible for providing their own decorations and candy.
The event is open to all members of the community and is a way to have the community celebrate Halloween which was, in effect, canceled when Superstorm Sandy damaged property and left half of the borough without lights or power.
“We realize that many members of the community are still struggling with the loss of power, heat, and home,” Knights of Columbus representative John Kennedy stated regarding the decision to hold the event, “We felt we needed to offer something for the children of Roselle Park.”
The Knights of Columbus are currently running a warming/homework/comfort station at Loretti Hall for all members of the community from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. with a hot meal at 6:30 p.m.
The ‘Trunk-Or-Treat’ is the culmination of a grassroots movement from residents to hold some sort of Halloween event which customarily was held on Bender Avenue. Due to the storm and its effects, the Bender Avenue Annual Halloween event was canceled. Originally, a ‘Trunk-Or-Treat’ event was suggested at the Michael Mauri Gazebo Park parking lot, which is in the center of town. After some discussions and input from municipal officials regarding liability and safety, alternative locations were scouted, which resulted in the current venue of the Church of the Assumption parking lot. Although there are still residents and businesses without power, the reasoning behind holding the event was to bring some sense of normalcy to the community.
Mr. Kennedy concluded his statement, “We feel this is a safe environment for the children to experience Halloween during these difficult times . . . I expect it to be a fun filled day.”
Church of the Assumption is located at 113 Chiego Place.