To the Editor:
The 15th annual Trunk or Treat sponsored by the First Baptist, First Lutheran, and the United Methodist Church of Plano was conducted on Sunday, Oct. 29. This event was well attended by at least 450 children and many people came together to make this event a fun one for the kids.
Many thanks to the many businesses, organizations and individuals who provided a decorated trunk packed full of treats, goodies, games, and a person who was usually dressed in costume. A big thanks to our local media – Record Newspapers, Valley Free Press, Fox Valley Shopping News, Beacon News, DeKalb Daily Chronicle, Ottawa Daily Times, Plano Chamber of Commerce, WSPY Radio, and the city of Plano for outstanding promotion of this event.
Thanks to the many businesses who allowed a flyer to be placed in their window or bulletin board for promoting the event. Thank you to Tom and Kim Zimmermann, Kevin and Lisa Tierney for providing animals for the children. Thanks to Joe and Lynne Heriaud for the use of their grill, refrigerator, cooking the hamburgers and hot dogs, and for helping set up and tear down; Gerri Henze for managing the concession stand and the bounce house; everyone who helped with the concession by donating foods/water or working the day of Trunk or Treat; Julie and Dylan Jeffries and their helpers for conducting the photo booth; Gerri and Jack Henze and youth group members for setting up the jump house; and members and youth groups from the three churches who donated the concession items and worked the event.
And finally to you, the community and surrounding area who attended this event bringing your little ghosts and goblins to this fun-filled event and for donating enough canned goods and nonperishable items to overfill a grocery cart for the Kendall County Community Food Pantry. Thank you to everyone for another awesome event and for making a difference for the kids.
United Methodist Church of Plano
Trunk or Treat chairperson