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Trunk or Treat returns for third consecutive year

Jessica Doyle
The swim teams set-up for Trunk or Treat. They set up a dunk booth and gave out candy. Junior Jacob Ramsey is in the dunk booth, and seniors Emma Frank, Sophia Cochran, Caroline Craddock are helping run the station.

Trunk or Treat is a student-led event hosted by the student athletic advisory board where all of the sports teams and clubs come together to create a unique trick-or-treating experience for young kids. 

“It’s good for the community. It’s good to get the kids out here,” senior tennis captain Oliver Wysong said. “I feel like it just makes everyone happy.”

At the event, a majority of the Starr’s Mill sports teams and clubs decorate a car or golf cart and give out candy to the kids who attend. Some groups also set up games for the kids to play. 

“People from everywhere come,” senior tennis captain Gabby Vetters said. “[Trunk or Treat] shows what clubs are out there and just lets little kids have fun, and I had fun too. It’s an everyone thing.” 

Because this event is student-led, it gives students the chance to fill leadership positions and create connections with local kids. For the young kids who attend, they get to experience what the students at Starr’s Mill do, and will hopefully make them look forward to their future as a Panther.

“The purpose of Trunk or Treat is to really reach out to our community with our student athletic advisory board,” Athletic Director Shane Ratliff said. “They were working hard to really build a sense of community with our upcoming middle school and elementary schools.” 

Trunk or Treat has been an annual event at Starr’s Mill for three years now. Ratliff developed the idea for this new Starr’s Mill tradition. 

The event is usually held on a Thursday in October in the front parking lot of the school. Inspired by Ratliff’s love of Halloween and the advisory board connecting with the local community, Trunk and Treat should return again next year.

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