Trunk OR Treat 2017

Thank you for your interest in our first Trunk OR Treat event; hosted by St. John the Baptist Catholic School and Religious Education.  “Trunk OR Treat” is a FREE, FUN & SAFE event that brings Halloween to our church parking lot.  There is no cost to enter but you must be prepared to hand out candy/prizes to Trunk or Treaters.  This is a traditional event where families, ministries or groups decorate their vehicles’ tailgate/trunk and pass out goodies to the children who attend.  This is our first year hosting the event, so we are not sure how many children to expect, but would encourage you to plan for at least 175 treaters.  Hot chocolate/cider will be provided.  We hope to make this an annual tradition and thank you for coming out to support our inaugural event.


Deadline is Thursday, October 26th at Noon.  We ask that ALL volunteers, vehicle trunks & families/treaters register via the below links.  This truly helps us organize and have a good estimate for how many treaters to expect.  **We need a commitment of at least 15 cars to make this a go! **

Click HERE if Interested in Volunteering at our event.

Click HERE if Interested in either providing a Trunk OR Treating at our event. 

Schedule – Sunday, October 29, 2017

2:15pm – 2:45pm Parking lot will be open with attendants assist in parking.  Enter on northside off W 125th St.

2:55pm – 3:00pm Prayer

3:00pm – 4:30pm Treating, warm beverages & fellowship

4:40pm Vehicles may begin exiting parking lot on westside toward Ottawa Ave.



  • All registered vehicles MUST be parked no later than 2:45pm.  NO electricity will be provided on site.  All vehicles must remain PARKED and OFF for the duration of the event.
  • All costumes/trunks need to be Preschool/Toddler friendly.
  • Each vehicle is responsible for their own decorating and to provide goodies to treaters.  Each trunk must have a person stationed and cannot be left unattended between 3:00pm-4:30pm.
  • For candy please bring only store-bought individually wrapped treats.  Please keep those with various food allergies in mind.  Or consider giving out a non-candy treat (i.e. bubbles, pencils, other small prizes).
  • In case of inclement weather, the event may be cancelled.  Those registered will be contacted by 1:00pm on 10/29/17 via email if the event is cancelled.
  • Parents are responsible for their own children.