Trunk-or-treating across Wareham

Oct 29, 2022

Trunk-or-treaters took over Wareham on Oct. 29. The Gleason Family YMCA and The Community Youth Empowerment Group both invited families to safely trick-or-treat from decorated cars. The Gleason Family YMCA held their event in the YMCA parking lot, while The Community Youth Empowerment Group held their event at Gibbs Ball Park Field.

After postponing last year’s trunk-or-treat due to the weather, Special Events coordinator Cathy Longfield of the YMCA was thrilled to welcome treaters, YMCA staff, and local organizations back for the event.

“We couldn’t do it last year because of the hurricane, but we have some great organizations here today,” said Longfield.

One of those organizations being Cape Cod Coffee, A Cape Cod based café that plans to open a location in Wareham Crossing. Quinn Simpson and Laura Saucier of the Cape Cod Coffee events team were serving fresh brewed coffee along with treats.

From dragons to frogs and even Very Hungry Caterpillars, the YMCA parking lot was filled with transformed cars for treaters to pick from.

The Community Youth Empowerment Group were happy to invite members of the community back to their 3rd annual trunk-or-treat.

“We were amazed by the turnout during the first one,” said Director of Events and Fundraising, Darien Fernandez.

It was clear from the lines of cars and treaters that the event was popular. Some trunks were decorated with movies as their inspiration, such as Ghostbusters and Spiderman.

One trunk decorator, Lisa Rego, took a different approach when it came to decorating.

“We wanted to do something different,” said Rego while adjusting her blonde braid.

The Frozen inspired trunk was complete with balloons of Elsa, Anna, and Olaf. She even included a large Sven toy outside of the trunk to greet the treaters.