The 4th annual Trunk-or-Treat took place last Wednesday night (Halloween) and offered the children of the community an opportunity to trick or treat safely at the covered arena.
The event which was co-sponsored by The Franklin Police Department, Heard County Sheriff’s Department, Heard County Board of Commissioners, and the Heard Community Partnership drew one of its largest crowds to date, an estimated 2000 people.
Various community groups, organizations, and businesses decorated their vehicles and passed out free candy and promotional items to all of the children in attendance.
“A Zombie Bike Ride” sponsored by Johnathon and Marie Barrett of Barrett’s Small Engine Repair and Cycle Sales won the Best Trunk award.
In the best costume category judges had a difficult decision to make in all three age categories. In the 5 and under category Ms. McKenzie Gray was awarded the top prize for her “Croched Doll” costume.
In the 6-15 category, Ms. Logan Dawson, a 6-year old Heard Elementary Student won the top prize for her “Cupcake” costume. Logan was a repeat winner having one last year for her “Cotton Candy” costume.
In the 16 and above category the winner was Brook Gore.
Ms. Maddison Rosamond was first in line for the big event, arriving at 5:15.
“The Franklin Police Department is very pleased to have been a part of the 4th annual Trunk-or-Treat, which once again proved to be a very successful event. The large amount of participants showed that an event such as this is needed in the community and provides a safe environment for everyone. I would like to personally thank everyone who attended this event and a special thanks to the volunteers, regardless of your role in making this a success. We look forward to next year’s event and encourage more citizens to take part in this fun-filled event by decorating their own trunk.”~ Franklin Police Chief Kevin Hannah