Rochester Memorial hosts trunk-or-treat

Oct 16, 2021

ROCHESTER — Halloween came to town a bit early this year, with a trunk-or-treat hosted by the Rochester Memorial School Parent Teacher Organization on Oct. 16.

From monsters, to CandyLand, to the Peanuts, there was no small variety of trunks for kids to snag candy from.

“We thought it would be the perfect time because nobody’s been able to do things like this,” PTO Events Coordinator Heather Alford said, adding that it was a way to “get the school community together.”

And, it would seem, the Parent Teacher Organization’s timing was just right. The last time the group was able to host a trunk-or-treat was in 2018, which coincidentally was the first running of the event.

“The first year we had this, I think we had 10, maybe 12, cars,” Alford said.

This year, though, 22 families signed up to decorate their cars and hand out candy.

“And I think a couple others just snuck in,” Alford said.