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GPD seeking churches to assist with Trunk or Treat

  • By Jeffrey Cullen-Dean
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  • Oct. 18, 2021 - 10:41 AM

The Grantville Police Department plans to host a drive-thru Trunk or Treat event on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m.

The cars will be parked on West Broad Street toward Main Street in Grantville, with traffic moving in one direction.

Cars can stop at each trunk to receive candy from the cars.

"The cars will go that way and they can stop at each trunk and receive some treats," said City Manager Al Griesahber at the Grantville City Council's Oct. 11 work session.

Change Church in Grantville is participating in the event; however, at the same meeting, Grantville Police Chief Steve Whitlock said he'd like to see more churches in the area volunteer to help out.

"I'd love to have every church in the city participating with it," he said.

Assistant Chief Cliff Shrieffer said approximately 120 cars can fit on the street for the event, and his goal is to have at least 100 participating.

"We would love to have as many cars as we can. We'd actually like to see them decorate them and put them in line and bring plenty of candy to pass out because every year we run out," he said.

While Schrieffer said it's unlikely that many of the police vehicles will be decorated, the vehicle operated by the Glanton Elementary School Resource Officer, which already features several alligator graphics as a tribute to the school's mascot, will feature some festive decorations.

To participate in Grantville's Trunk or Treat, contact Schrieffer at 706-881-4864.

The city council will vote to approve the event at its Oct. 25 meeting.