A Recap On Trunk-or-Treat


Students at Trunk or Treat on October 29th, 2022

Lambert’s Student Government Association hosted its annual Trunk-or-Treat celebration  on Saturday, October 29th in the gym parking lot. 

Originally started by church groups in the 1990s, Trunk or Treating was founded to create a safer environment for kids to trick or treat. Rather than walking from house-to-house, participants went from trunk to trunk. In addition to dressing up and collecting candy, Trunks-or-Treats offer games, movies and music for kids. It was soon adopted due to its convenience, especially in rural areas where homes were far apart.

Lambert’s Trunk or Treat has traditionally served as an opportunity for friendly competition between grade levels. This year was no different. 

“The main competition [was] between classes,” current Senior Class President Max Chapa explained. “They each [got] a car and decorate according to a theme  like Frankenstein or a specific Halloween theme.” 

The winning class gained spirit points to help boost their chances of taking home this year’s spirit belt. 

To get an edge on the competition, the different grade levels were sworn to secrecy about what theme they used. Chapa was confident that the class of 2023’s theme is “100% going to win.” 

Over 30 clubs participated in this year’s Trunk-or-Treat. In addition to a variety of displays and costumes, volunteers passed out candy, hosted games and sold concessions. This year, the SGA extended its invitation to all members of the Lambert community, and students are encouraged to invite their families and friends. 

“Anyone can show up,” Chapa said. “[Trunk-or-Treat] is kinda a way to…get the whole school together and involved in a specific event. It’s all about school spirit, bringing the community in the school together.”

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