St. John Valley

Wallagrass Trunk or Treat scares up good times

WALLAGRASS, Maine — Nearly 200 trick-or-treaters showed up for some Halloween fun at the Wallagrass Community Center on Saturday. 

The youngsters arrived throughout the afternoon in costumes ranging from a policeman and NASA astronaut to a sinister bride and ghoulish ghost to the “Halloween Day Trunk or Treat” celebration, sponsored by the town. 

Halloween-themed tunes floated through the air over the parking lot of the community center, formerly the Wallagrass Elementary School, where 25 cars were parked with plenty of free candy in the trunks. 

Among those who distributed candy at the event was Fort Kent Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Samantha O’Clair, assisted by her 7-year-old son Jeremy, who was dressed up as a creepy clown, and the O’Clair family’s 10-week old puppy Douglas. 

Samantha O’Clair said she chose to volunteer at the event as a way to get out in the community and support something fun for area kids. 

“Things have been so different for them this year with Covid, but I thought that it would be nice for them to have a little bit of normalcy. And although trick-or-treating house to house might not be a safe thing, the trunk or treat outside in the fresh air was really something that they could participate in,” O’Clair said. 

Wallagrass Town Manager Lana Voisine organized the event and said the town plans on having another Trunk or Treat next year.

“We wanted a safer way for the kids to enjoy Halloween and still get to experience trick or treating,” Voisine said. “We will continue to do it moving forward.”

Voisine said she also appreciated the many volunteers who came forward to help make the Trunk or Treat celebration a success.

“[I’m] so glad people are supportive of community events,” she said. 

Children attend a Halloween Day Trunk or Treat celebration at the Wallagrass Community Center. (Jessica Potila | SJVT).

A young ghoul takes a playground break at a Halloween Day Trunk or Treat celebration at the Wallagrass Community Center. (Jessica Potila | SJVT).

Get the Rest of the Story

Thank you for reading your 4 free articles this month. To continue reading, and support local, rural journalism, please subscribe.