Suggestion trunk or treat for Strattanville

By Rodney L. Sherman



Phillip McBride believes the children of Strattanville Borough might be better served this Halloween with a "trunk or treat" event over the traditional trick or treat activity.

McBride brought the idea to the Sept. 8 meeting of Strattanville Borough Council, but with only two council members present, the meeting was not held.

So, McBride is curious as to what the residents of Strattanville think of the idea.

McBride said he was out for a walk with his daughter recently and he noticed there aren't as many family homes in town as there were when he was young.

"I don't think there are as many residents participating as there were when I was a kid," said McBride.

His solution bring all the little trick-or-treaters to one centralized location.

"The (Strattanville) fire hall would be ideal," said McBride. "There are two churches close by, the (American Legion) is right there everyone could pool their resources. Others could come in their cars, open the trunk and hand out the candy."

McBride said the volunteer firefighters have always done an excellent job keeping the children safe during trick or treat hours.

"A central location would make it easier than having the kids running around all over town," said McBride.

Council member Leann Bowser said she has some concern that older Strattanville residents who don't go out much might miss the visits from the costumed children.

McBride said he welcomes public input on the idea and plans to return to the Oct. 13 council meeting to present the suggestion again.

"By then it might be too late for this year, but maybe next year," said McBride.

Strattanville residents and parents are asked to forward their messages to McBride at 814-229-5408.