Trunk-or-Treat set for Clayton Park in Halls

Shannon CareyFeature, Halls

Looking for a fun, safe Halloween event right here in Halls Crossroads? The Halls Business and Professional Association has just the thing. The group will host a Trunk-or-Treat in Clayton Park 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. The event is free, and local businesses and organizations are invited to give out candy to the kids.

Darren Cardwell of Hallsdale Powell Utility District is the rising president of HBPA. He said the idea for the Trunk-or-Treat came from this past summer’s Halls Proud events in Clayton Park. Opening events to more businesses and growing awareness of Clayton Park is the goal.

“I think (Clayton Park) is a centerpiece,” he said. “We’re trying to get people to use the park a little bit more. The community’s got a large investment in that park, and it’s underutilized. There’s a lot of people who didn’t know the park was back there.”

Participating businesses and organizations are invited to display logos and signs, set up tents and booths, or distribute candy from the tailgate of a car. If folks can’t come to the event, they are also invited to donate candy.

“If I could get about 20 organizations, I think we’d have a pretty good event,” said Cardwell.

For participating businesses, it’s a way to give back to the community that supports them.

“I think if you go into this with the anticipation that you’re going to reap clientele or future revenue, I think you’re going into it for the wrong reasons,” said Cardwell. “I think you’ve got to go into it trying to give back the the community what they’ve been giving you for so many years. I think the return will come later. Growing community events grows people wanting to move here.”

For more information about the event or to register to distribute candy, email Cardwell at or Denise Girard at

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