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Safety event in its eighth year

 

Local families are invited to Forsyth County’s eighth annual Trunk or Treat Safety Event. This popular family-friendly event will be held on Saturday, October 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Admission is one family-sized bag of candy per family.

 

“For the Forsyth County Fire Department, educating the public on safety is at the forefront of what we do, and that is what this event is all about,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman.

 

The purpose of the event is for children to have fun while learning about Halloween safety including costume safety, pedestrian safety, stranger danger, stop-drop-roll demonstrations and more. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to Trunk or Treat.

 

“This event is always held before Halloween so that our public safety personnel can provide as much education as possible before the actual door to door trick-or-treating begins,” said Division Chief Jason Shivers.

 

While safety remains the focus of the event, the Forsyth County Fire Department is also inviting local businesses and nonprofit organizations to participate. Those interested in taking part must apply by Monday, October 9. There are two ways to participate – by trunk, where candy is handed out to children from the decorated trunk of a vehicle, or by having a booth, where a free interactive activity or giveaway is available for children in attendance. For more information regarding participation, please contact Fire Prevention Training Officer Robert Taylor at (770) 205-4688.

 

The Cumming Fairgrounds is located at 235 Castleberry Road in Cumming.

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