TURBOTVILLE — A night filled with candy, costumes and smiles unfolded Tuesday as the student council at Warrior Run High School held its first trunk or treat.
The event was created and led by Junior Class Vice President and Student Council Treasurer Gabrielle Staman.
“Originally it kind of started as a service project for my leadership development class and now it’s kind of become a full-fledged community thing,” Staman said. “It’s really rewarding to see the whole community come together and support the school.”
Staman enlisted the help of student council co-advisors Nicole Morgan and Megan Seymore, as well as student council members.
“(Staman) wanted to work on community outreach and building connections between buildings,” said Seymore, who also teaches the leadership development course. “So we have high school and college trunks, and then we have the elementary population coming in for treatment or treatment.”
“It connects the school and the community,” Staman said. “It allows everyone to come together and support each other.”
They reached out to groups and organizations across the community, whether school-related or local businesses, to see if they were interested in hosting a trunk.
Participating organizations included Class of 2023, Class of 2024, Class of 2025, Class of 2026, Girl Scouts, Warrior Run Administration, Red Rock Job Corps, Good Times Barbershop, Warrior Run Area Fire Department, Defender Cafe, FFA, lunch ladies, Leo Club, field hockey, FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), middle school student council, Kurtz Motorsports, high school golf team, Turbotville Elementary PTA, Milton-Warrior Run Key Club, Gossip Girls, Defenders Trading Post, Warrior Run Football, NAHS/Yearbook, learning support, Designs by Deb, Luzerne County Community College, National Honor Society, Warrior Run girls basketball, Warrior Run band, Soggie Doggie LLC, Spanish Club and Warrior Run Moms.
Each organization has chosen a creative theme to accompany its trunk.
Competitions were held for the best trunk design and the best costume. Chest designs have been broken down by most creative, scariest, funniest, most detailed, and best on the show.
There was also a costume contest for kids who dressed up, which was broken down by scariest, most unique, cutest and most colorful, best look-alike and best two-person family costume or more.
Faculty members walked around judging the trunks, while students judged the costumes.
Prizes included Defender t-shirts, gift cards and gear.