Weekly News Letter for October 19-26


Families looking for an alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating with their children can participate in an event called Trunk R Treat instead. A trunk-or-treat is much like a football tailgating party. People bring their vehicles to a designated parking lot, open their decorated trunks, and pass out candy to trick-or-treaters. This family-friendly event brings the community together as a safe alternative to knocking on stranger’s doors.

More than candy: The sponsoring organization, church or school often keeps the crowd and volunteers happy by having coffee, hot cocoa, chips, and other food items, along with having fun activities. Most Trunk-R-Treating is free, although some charge a small fee.

Events this week!

October 23rd

•South Roxana Dad’s Club Trunk or Treat
The South Roxana Dad’s Club and Ladies Auixiliary will be hosting a Trunk or Treat in the North Parking lot of the Dad’s Club on Tuesday, October 23 immediately following the South Roxana Halloween Parade. Please join us for free hot dogs, popcorn, drinks and lots of candy in a safe, family friendly environment. If you are interested in hosting a “Trunk” please contact Meagan Hertz 618-616-8891
•Whitelaw Avenue Baptist Trunk or Treat
800 Whitelaw Ave., Wood River, Illinois 62095
Trunk-Or-Treat in parking lot again this year! Come and enjoy food, candy, and have a picture of your little one in his/her costume! 6:30-8pm
October 24th 

•East Alton First United Methodist Church

Third and Kent Street, East Alton, IL  620246-7pm

•Toddle Towne Learning Center, Alton

3839 N. Humbert Rd., Alton, ILThey will have their 7th Annual safe Trick R Treat 6pm – 8pm.

October 26th

•St. Mary’s Middle School for Trunk or Treat.

536 E. Third Street Alton IlStarts at 6:00pm


I know it seems like you still have time, but its just right around the corner and 3 local organizations are now accepting Christmas Applications, for needy family’s to receive help for the holidays.

•Salvation Army

Applications for Christmas will be taken from Wednesday. October 24th thru Friday October 26th 9am-11:30am and 1pm-3pm each day.

You will need:Proof of Income, Proof of Address, Social Security cards for Everyone, Medical Card or Birth Certificates
Arms of Love
Call Options Now at 618.466.1690 
Toys For Tots
Or Call Glen at (618) 433-1281

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