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Safety event in its ninth year

Local families are invited to the county’s ninth annual Trunk or Treat Safety Event. The family-friendly event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 20 at the Cumming Fairgrounds (235 Castleberry Road).  

“During this time of the year, the Forsyth County Fire Department provides as much education as possible to the public about staying safe during Halloween activities such as trick-or-treating,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman. “With Trunk or Treat, we can provide a fun event for children while also sharing important safety information with them and their families.”

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 and bagged candy donations are encouraged.

“The fire department looks forward to Trunk or Treat every year and takes a great deal of pride in the safety education that is provided to the community,” 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 participating with a vehicle or booth, please contact Fire Prevention Training Officer Erin Long at (770) 205-4688. 

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