ACCE Hosts First Annual Trunk or Treat
More than 400 tiny sized ghosts and goblins came out to participate in Akwesasne's first Trunk or Treat event, sponsored by the Akwesasne Coalition for Community Empowerment. Trunk or Treat is a family-friendly event that provides a fun, safe alternative to door-to-door trick or treating. Families were able to walk with their little ones and trick or treat at vehicles decorated with different themes, and they received treats as well as information from different programs that participated.
About the event, A/CDP's Melerena Back said, "This was our first time organizing this event and we plan on doing it bigger and better next year. We had more tricker-treaters then we anticipated. Our program gave out 400 treats before we ran out. We are getting so many positive compliments from community members. Especially parents with little ones said they loved that it was convenient for them because they didn't have the hassle of going from house to house and it was in a safe environment."
The following is a list of participants.
1. OFA, Seniors - Pac Man
2. OFA, Seniors - Kitchen Stove
3. WHW - Candy Land
4. RCMP, AMPS, SRMTPD- Scary people
5. Lets Get Healthy- Creepy Kitchen
6. JOM-Ninja Turtles
7. A/CDP-Mickey & Minnie Mouse
8. Community Health-Harvest Theme
9. Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club- Christmas theme
10. Twin Leaf- Carrot and spider
11. Traveling College -Three sisters, birds
12. Indian Time - Teeth and tongue
13. Seven Dancers- Ghost
14. SRMT Group Home-Woman in cage
15. Tribal Court- Charlotte's Web
16. Wideband- Bunny, Cat and Mario
17. PH - scary van
18. DSS - Monsters Inc.
19. DSS-Monsters Inc.
20. DSS- Monsters Inc.
21. DSS- Monsters Inc.
22. Family Support/Mental Health-Monster High
23. Child Support - Creepy spider
24. ECDP- Cat in the Hat
25. WIC-Vegetable wagon
26. WIC -Fire truck
27. A/CDP-Toy Story
The Trunk or Treat event was just one of the many events planned for this years Red Ribbon Week Campaign. Red Ribbon Week is a Prevention Awareness Campaign that serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. The A/CDP Prevention Program would like to send a big Niawenkowa out to everyone who participated in this year's Campaign and remember, "It's not just for a week, but for Life!"