Trunk or Treat, held on Halloween in Downtown Tehachapi, has become an annual event for families in the Tehachapi area looking for a safe environment to show off their costumes. On Thursday, Oct. 31, 5 until 7 p.m., the family event for the Tehachapi Community will be held along Robinson Street and in the parking lot next to City Hall.
New this year is an old-fashioned Halloween Carnival will be held in Centennial Plaza.
Hot dogs and other treats, as well as fun carnival games, will be available for tickets that will be sold at the carnival. There will be hot dogs and other treats as well as games with prizes for kids. Everything -- games and food -- will be priced at $1 or less each to make the family event affordable for all.
Every year there are some outstanding costumes; those wearing unique, creative and cute costumes will be given prizes by a group of "undercover" judges roaming throughout the crowd.
There will be a car-decorating contest for those giving out candy from their trunks. To register your vehicle and get details on how to participate, go to the Main Street website, MainStreetTehachapi.org and click on the "Events" button.
Many families participate each year and it takes a lot of candy to satisfy the monsters, zombies, super heroes, and princesses of Tehachapi. Candy donations (bags of individually wrapped treats, please) can be dropped off at several locations around town, including Hungry Howie's, 675 Tucker Road, Downtown Yogurt Junction, 117 E. "F" St., Canine Creek, 538 E. Tehachapi Blvd., Dollar Tree, 844 Tucker Road, Savemart, 841 Tucker Road, and Albertsons, 775 Tucker Road. Or, call 822-3117 to schedule a pick-up for large donations of candy. All donations would be greatly appreciated.
Sponsors giving financial support include the Lehigh Southwest Cement Company, 13573 E. Tehachapi Blvd., Benz Sanitation, 1401 Goodrick Drive, Wood Family Funeral Home, 321 W. "F" St., and Tehachapi Flower Shop, 119 E. "F" St.
Logistical assistance is being given by Tehachapi Police Department and the City of Tehachapi.
You can reach Main Street Tehachapi at 822-6519 with questions or to send a donation. Make checks payable to Main Street Tehachapi and mail to P.O. 830, Tehachapi, CA 93581.