75.2 F
Ocala
Friday, September 30, 2022

‘Trunk or Treat’ event returning to Lake Lillian Park in October, participants needed

‘Trunk or Treat’ is returning to Lake Lillian Park in October, and the City of Belleview is looking for members of the community who would like to participate in the event.

On Saturday, October 29, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., ‘Trunk or Treat’ will take place at Lake Lillian Park (SE Robinson Road). The Halloween-themed event will feature plenty of candy, decked out vehicles, and a costume contest for the city’s younger residents.

On the day of the event, all participating vehicles must arrive at the park by no later than 3 p.m. to find a parking space and prepare for the arrival of the ‘trunk or treaters’ at 4 p.m.

According to the City of Belleview, all participating vehicles must follow these guidelines:

  • Trunks must be “kid-friendly” – decorations and costumes cannot be scary, violent, or demonic.
  • No toy weapons (guns, knives, swords, etc.).
  • No open flames, fireworks, or flammable materials are allowed.
  • Vehicles must be turned off for the duration of the event.
  • No electricity is available. Anyone needing electricity is encouraged to bring a generator.
  • Vehicles will be permitted to begin setting up at 2 p.m., and all vehicles must be ready by no later than 3:45 p.m.
  • Vehicles cannot be left unattended.
  • Participants are responsible for cleaning up their area after the event.
  • Participants are allowed to bring a sign advertising their business. However, political signs are not allowed.
  • Participants should bring their own pre-wrapped and sealed candy only, along with a scoop or tongs to distribute it. Other non-food treats (i.e. pencils, erasers, bookmarks, stickers, etc.) are also allowed.

In addition to the decorated vehicles, the event will also feature a costume contest that will be separated into the following age groups: Group 1 (newborn to 5 years of age), Group 2 (6 to 12 years of age), and Group 3 (13 to 18 years of age).

The costume contest for Group 1 will be held from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., followed by Group 2 (5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.) and Group 3 (6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.). The city is reminding all contest participants that the costumes must be “kid-friendly.”

Forms are currently available online for those who would like to register a vehicle or sign up for the costume contest.

For more information, please contact Mikaela Strope via email at: [email protected]