Children get ready for Halloween at annual ‘Trunk or Treat’ event

Opie Garcia and his dad Cristian Garcia, waiting for the results of the posing contest on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, on West Campus at City College in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Danielle Montoya, Staff Writer

Families dressed up and gathered to trick or treat Friday evening at the third annual Trunk or Treat Fall Fest on the West Campus lawn.

Children dressed up as superheroes, princesses, animals and more for Halloween, traveling car to car to trick or treat, play games, and enjoy each other’s company.

The lawn was filled with cars, representing different organizations on campus, ready for families to show up.

City College students dressed up as well to show their Halloween spirit while sitting in the trunks of their cars passing out candy to children.

Will Christian, one of the many children trick or treating, said he loved the event and the games.

The Athletics Department and Our Mesa Neighborhood teamed up to organize Trunk or Treat, organizing a costume contest, games and served food.

“It brings the neighborhood together,” said Jenny Schatzle, a Trunk or Treat goer.

A band played reggae music in the center of the circle of cars to create a relaxed ambiance.

Children were happily running around trick or treating, playing games and having a fun time, while being in a safe environment. 

“Kids get to have fun out of a danger zone,” said Tiffany Rizzo-Weever, one of the parents showing up. 

City College has successfully brought families together at the Trunk or Treat event since 2017. 

The event gave City College a chance to represent themselves as well as give something back to the community.