Seligman to host Trunk-or-Treat

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Local businesses offer fun alternative to door-to-door tradition

The city of Seligman will be hosting a Halloween Trunk-or-Treat event on Saturday from 3-5 p.m., as area businesses, the Seligman Police Department, city hall and the chamber of commerce will be handing out candy from their trunks.

According to Brian Nichols, Seligman city clerk, this is the fourth year the city has been hosting the event. Past events took place at various locations, but this year, the event will be held at the Seligman Community Center across from city hall.

Businesses are invited to participate in the fun holiday event, and there's plenty of room, according to Terry Burgess, Seligman police chief.

"Right now, we have about 8-10 businesses and departments that are expected to participate," he said. "That includes the police department, fire department, city hall, Walmart, Eggleston Trade & Pawn Shop, Freedom Bank, People's Community Bank and the Chamber."

Businesses outside of Seligman are also welcome to participate, Burgess said.

"We've got as much room as we want," he said. "If any businesses from Washburn, or even Cassville, wants to come down, we would welcome them. The event is also open to any children. They do not have to live in Seligman."

Burgess said the city enjoys hosting the event each year to provide a fun outlet and safe alternative for children and families on Halloween.

"We wanted to provide a place that families could come, and the businesses in the community could show them we care about them," he said. "And, it's a safe alternative. We scheduled it earlier in the day so the ones that still want to go door-to-door will still have ample time for that as well."

Any businesses that would like to participate in the event or donate candy can call Burgess at 417-342-8462.

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