Trunk or Treat Delights WP Community Littlest Members
By: Eva Mandelbaum
On Friday, October 29, White Plains High School hosted the first lively Trunk or Treat since the beginning of the pandemic. This event, which has always been a memorable experience for White Plains students, was a big success this year as evidenced by the many positive Facebook comments from parents and teachers. Elementary school students had a blast collecting candy, playing games, dancing along to the White Plains High School Mariachi Band, and meeting high school students.
“Yesterday, I brought my 1st grader to the ‘Trunk or Treat” event at the high school. I just wanted to say that the students of WPHS did such an amazing job and all of them were super sweet and friendly,” one parent posted. Another wrote, “Wonderful teachers, diversity and an upbeat spirit.”
Each club had its own table with festive decorations and activities, including corn hole and candy collecting, and the Mariachi Band gave a wonderful performance. Student volunteers from each club handed out candy and facilitated activities. Creative decorations ranging from recycled materials at Advocates for the Earth’s table to spooky skeletons at some of the other tables truly set the scene.
Although it is traditionally held outside in the car trunks of volunteers, this year it was moved inside to the C corridor because of inclement weather. Despite the different location, this year's Trunk or Treat was still one to remember. Overall, this event brought a sense of normalcy and excitement for children in the White Plains Community, especially after over a year of halted activities due to the pandemic. One student attendee said, “Trunk or treat was a super fun event that allows young kids to experience safe trick or treating and it made for happiness for everyone!”