by Bet Stauffer


Central Lutheran School held its annual Trunk or Treating event on Friday, October 26th, 2012 in the school’s parking lot.  The event, which is always a favorite fall activity for the families of Central Lutheran School and the community at large, also collected over 1,000 pounds of canned goods that were donated to the New Haven Food Bank from admissions to the event for the 2nd year in a row.

Twenty three trunks in all showed up to pass out candy that was collected in a “classroom candy war” at Central Lutheran during the month of October.  The classroom that collected the most pounds of candy for Trunk orTreat will be rewarded with a pizza party in the near future.  (At the time this article was written, the winning classroom was yet to be announced!)

Of the twenty three trunks passing out candy on Friday night, many different cultural and literary phenomenons were represented, from Harry Potter’s magical den to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s covered wagon and Mrs. Frizzle and her Magic School Bus.

Never one to miss out on any fun, Dr. Seuss’ the Cat in the Hat and his good friends, Thing 1 and Thing 2, were also on hand to pass out candy to the trick or treaters.

Chris Baker and Bob Nelson, or rather Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon, gave the children a brief lesson in politics and their parents a chuckle, (they gave away two pieces of candy to the children and then asked for three back in return) This all in a reminder to vote in the upcoming elections on November 6th.

Barbie was on the scene passing out candy during Trunk or Treat on Friday night; Ken, however, was nowhere to be found.

New Haven’s Fire Department was on site with Engine 41 during Trunk or Treating on Friday night.  Several New Haven Police Department officers were on site as well passing out candy, including Officer Greg Anderson.  It appeared as though he was keeping an eye on his eye on his wife, Jenny, who may or may not have recently made a jailbreak to come pass out candy at Central’s Trunk or Treat!

All in all, Central’s 2012 Trunk or Treat once again appeared to be a great success.  Dawn Schuller, coordinator of the event, said of Friday’s festivities, “God blessed us with no rain and the wind wasn’t too bad at all.  I’m very pleased with the turnout we had for trunk or treat!”


POSTED: 10/30/12 at 7:00 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools