Trunk-or-Treat was Not a Trick


Jordy Peterson

FFA’s senior Shelby Rhoden brought her horse to be painted during Trunk-or-Treat. “We used the paint that I used when I went to horse camp,” Rhoden said.

Anjali Sundaram, Reporter

Dressed in jerseys, tight leggings and outrageous costumes: kids, parents and students filtered into the parking lot of CP. Kids ran around the lot, playing games and collecting candy from the different booths or “trunks” put on by various clubs and organizations. Trunk-or-Treat is a long standing tradition for the Cedar Park community in order to help a worthy cause.

This year, Trunk-o-Treat was on Wed. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. Located at the front parking lot, the event hosted around 200 hundred people and over 25 clubs. With all this support, Trunk-or-Treat raised over 200 dollars according to science teacher and advisor for Stu. Co., Adam Babich. This came to no surprise, however to many of the club members as for the past four years the event has been gaining momentum and more attendees.

Class president, senior Luke Williamson commented on the growth of Trunk-or-Treat, recalling all four years that he has been a part of Stu. Co.

“Trunk-or-Treat has always been a very popular community event- but especially in recent years it has totally grown,” Williamson said. “Some clubs take well over five parking spots and set up impressive games. It’s so fun to see everything come together in a few minutes. My personal favorite trunk this year was Rho Kappa. They advocated for voting which I think is an incredibly important value to instill in individuals of any age.”

Another favorite was the Avid Club “trunk.” The theme was Scooby Doo, which led to them crafting a haunted house out of plywood. Trunk or treaters were asked to pick the door or window, each compartment carrying a different surprise. The window had two bowls behind it, one filled with candy and the other with “eyeballs” while the door had a scary ghost pop out behind it.

“The most frustrating part about Trunk-o-Treat was finding time for people to come and help build the haunted house,” Avid Club president, senior Gabriel Villarreal said. “It was a lot of work, but the most rewarding part was seeing the smiles on the children’s faces when they saw the house and put their hand in the eyeballs.”

Another fan favorite was the “paint the horse” booth at Trunk-o-Treat hosted by FFA. Kids were asked to paint the horse using washable paint and were allowed to pet him. The horse was brought by senior Shelby Rhoden.

“I thought that this would be a really cool idea because at horse camp we are asked to paint horses,” Rhoden said. “It was really fun, and I really enjoyed it, so I thought that the kids would like to do it too. Seeing the kids faces when they saw the horses was honestly my favorite thing about Trunk-or-Treat.”