Monroe's first Trunk or Treat was held when Halloween was cancelled after falling debris from trees damaged in Hurricane Sandy's wake posed a threat to children trick or treating in their neighborhoods. The event was such a success that it's now held every October.
This Saturday, Trunk or Treat is back. Children wearing their Halloween costumes will fill bags with candy from the trunks of cars in the Masuk High School parking lot from 4 to 6 p.m.
Generous residents providing the sweets are paying donations of five dollars per car to benefit Project Warmth, the town's home heating and energy assistance program for households in need.
The trunks will be decorated and there will be decorating games and hot coco from 4 to 5 p.m. After trunk or treating ends at 5:45, there will be parade of costumes and prizes until 6.