Second Annual Trunk or Treat Event in Surf City Needs Sponsors

Aug 24, 2016
File Photo by: Ryan Morrill

The Surf City police and fire departments are looking for sponsors to help make the town’s Trunk or Treat affair even more of a thrill than last year’s popular inaugural event. More than 1,200 pieces of candy were handed out to between 300 and 400 children from across LBI, who showed up with their parents to trick or treat from the 26 available trunks, or treat spots, at the firehouse. This year, the town wants to increase the number of trunks registered so the kids have more spots to stop at for candy.

“We want to provide the kids and their parents with a safe and fun way to ‘trick or treat’ here on Long Beach Island, which can be difficult considering the Island population dwindles significantly in the ‘off season,’” said Patrolwoman Sarah Roe, who stressed the importance of having enough sponsors to help pay for the entertainment, decor and, of course, the candy.

Roe noted many people have already expressed interest in attending the event, which will be held Oct. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. A rain date is set for the following day at the same time.

Since most people “pack up and close shop” as soon as the summer winds down, the town is organizing the event earlier than last year to hopefully include sponsorship from more business owners and other members of the public.

“This is a community event, and we want our businesses and community groups to get involved/participate and have fun working with us, their local first responder agencies, and the residents of the communities they serve,” stated Roe. “We anticipate this year’s turnout being as large, if not larger, than last year’s. So we hope to gain more sponsors to help us grow our event to its full potential.”

Anyone who’d like to sponsor the Trunk or Treat should email Roe at to receive event forms. For more information, go to, or visit the police and fire departments’ Facebook pages. —K.A.E.

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