First Trunk or Treat at Walmart

Tweedle Dee hands out candy to a cute little Mickey Mouse at the first Walmart Trunk or Treat on Wednesday. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon)

By Kaileigh Deacon


On Wednesday night, the City of Calais was filled with goblins and ghouls as kids went trick-or-treating despite the rain. This year a section of the Walmart parking lot was roped off as they hosted their first ever Trunk-or-Treat.

Employees and community members brought their decorated vehicles so they could hand out candy. Each vehicle had a few people handing out candy to the trick-or-treaters and many of them dressed up as well. The Mad Hatter was there with a tea party and candy, as well as Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum with their own decorated vehicles. 

The event is something different for kids to do Halloween night rather than walking from door to door, although some certainly did both. It gave parents and kids a safe, contained area to walk around and collect candy while seeing the creativity and costumes of those that participated. Despite the rain, the trunks stayed open for the majority of the three hours with plenty of candy for all.


Walmart is hoping to continue this event every year and hopefully more people and businesses will participate by putting trunks in as well as getting more kids to attend. For the first year, the event had eight vehicles and over 250 trunk-or-treaters.