Over 1,000 turn out for community Trunk or Treat

At one of the “trunk” stations, Anita Hood passed out treats to costumed children and their families.

Rainy weather didn’t cause cancellation of Halloween’s Trunk or Treat in downtown Cabool or keep children and their families from coming out for the fun. Activities were relocated to Cabool Second Baptist Church and over a thousand people turned out for the community event.

“I honestly had no idea what to expect when we had to move locations from downtown to CSBC. I was blown away by the turnout for Trunk or Treat,” said Jess Brotherton, director of family ministries at Cabool Second Baptist Church, coordinator for the event.

“Never did I imagine over 1,000 people coming through our doors! When at one time we had 443 people in the gym, I thought this is awesome!”

Trunk or Treat was set to run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Brotherton said several groups had to make runs for more candy before 6:00 p.m.

“We had families from Cabool, Houston, Mtn. Grove, Norwood, and Willow Springs in attendance.”

Brotherton was appreciative of the community support for the event. “I’m so very thankful for Kiwanis, Cabool Pharmacy, Mt. Pisgah, Peoples Community Bank, Bree, Jim and Jeanne Dixon, Subway, Lindsey for Sheriff, Cabool Chamber of Commerce, Cabool Enterprise, Cabool First Baptist Church, Floyd and Melinda Hutson, Show-Me Overstock, Matt and Connie Thompson, Jerry and Anita Hood, Dan and Jan Alsup and family, Trinity Freewill Baptist Church, Tony and Nikki Bennett and Madi, Teegan and Tayden Ortega, Cabool Schools, and Cabool Second Baptist Church for helping to make this a huge success! We look forward to doing this again next year.”

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