CTSO groups to volunteer at ‘Trunk-or-Treat’ Free candy, haunted house featured at event

The annual “Trunk or Treat” Carnival will be held at Windmill Library from 6:00-10:00 p.m. on Oct. 27 (Thursday). The event is organized by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and it is open to the public.

“I am volunteering to help out Metro Police Department and to be part of something entertaining in order to help out the community enjoy a fun and eventful Halloween,” National Honor Society (NHS) member Chloe Valdez said.

Trunk or treating is a safe alternative for kids who live in rural areas where there are not enough houses to visit or in areas where parents may not feel safe letting their kids trick or treat.

“In elementary school I went trunk or treating and it was a lot of fun because I got to hang out with friends and I also got twice the amount of candy while being able to see cool Halloween decorations,” freshman Austen Padilla said.

The volunteers will be there 3 hours prior to the event to set up.

“I haven’t actually been to this event before but I’m really looking forward to it because I get to be a haunted house character and be able to scare people for fun,” Valdez said. “We haven’t actually been assigned a role in the haunted house yet and we won’t find out until the day of the carnival.”

At the carnival there will be games and a haunted house with a variety of different scenes inside. Students in NHS, Skills USA, StuCo and Key Club will be volunteers for the event.

“I am working in the carnival games and I am super excited to see the smiles on kids faces while they are at the event and when they win games,” NHS member John Paul said.

Due to the event, Windmill Lane will be closed from Rainbow to the Windmill Public Library.

“I think the benefit from volunteering is more knowledge on how hard working our Metro PD are because they are willing to give their time as well to set this up for our community and I’ll also be more apart of our community than I was before,” NHS member Janine Ciagoy said. 

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