2nd Annual Trunk or Treat FAQs


Important Information for Trunk or Treat

  • Lower grade (K-5)students must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  No drop-offs.

  • Upper grade students (6 - 8th) not accompanied by an adult will be required to show their Cottonwood ID for entry.

  • If we do not have enough registered vehicles, the Trunk or Treat portion may be cancelled.

  • Candy will be handed out by each trunk only while supplies last

  • Parents are responsible for checking their children’s candy for allergens.

What is Trunk or Treat?

Trunk or Treat is a Halloween-themed event where volunteers decorate their car trunks and pass out candy to kids in their Halloween costumes.  Last year, 25 decorated car trunks handed out over 10,000 pieces of candy! This year we are proud to debut for the first time, The Haunted Hall, organized and designed by Cottonwood’s own Mrs. Saylor!


What is The Haunted Hall, will things touch or jump out at me?

The Haunted Hall will be filled with spooky props and characters.  Participants will proceed through a series of different themed areas. 


From 6:30 to 7:30 pm is the “friendly scare” hour more suitable for our younger or less daring participants.  Props do talk and move; however, the props and characters will not jump out or scream during this time. From 7:30 to 8:30 pm, the characters will be jumping out and screaming to frighten our older and more resilient guests.  At no time will characters physically touch any participants. Guests of The Haunted Hall are also not to touch any of the props or characters.  


When is the event?

The event is on Friday, October 25th starting at 6:30pm.  Trunk or Treat will only be open until 8:00 pm, or while candy supplies last.  The Haunted Hall will run until 8:30pm.


Where is the event taking place?

The Trunk or Treat portion will be in the CCS Staff Parking Lot; while The Haunted Hall will be in Building E.  Participants are encouraged to walk thru Trunk or Treat first and then proceed to The Haunted Hall (if desired).  


Who can attend this event?

This event is open to all CCS students, teachers, staff and their families.  

What do I bring to the event?

A small bag for your child to collect a few pieces of candy at the Trunk or Treat portion of the event, a flashlight, and of course, your costume!  Costumes must follow DUSD Guidelines and should not include pretend weapons or be violent in nature.


How can I help make this event a success?

We are requesting volunteers to bring their cars, decorate their trunks, and hand out candy (candy will be provided by the PFC).  Team up with friends, neighbors, or colleagues for some friendly, creative competition! 


If decorating is not your thing, consider signing up to volunteer at The Haunted Hall or for one of the other jobs posted via Sign-up Genius.  If you did not receive the Sign-up Genius, please contact president@cottonwoodpfc.org.    


How do I register to decorate my trunk?

We are limited to 25 parking spots.  If you are interested in decorating your trunk, please complete a registration form and return it by October 14th.  Registration form and additional information can be found on the PFC Website at http://cottonwoodpfc.org.

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