BELFAST — The Waldo County YMCA is partnering with Mathews Brothers, Waterfall Arts, the Faith Temple Church and more than 25 other businesses and individuals to create a fun Trunk or Treat experience for all
Waldo County children and families.
On Sunday, Oct. 23, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the Waldo County YMCA, children are invited to come trick or treating and go through Mathews Brothers’ haunted trailer. Waterfall Arts’ is hosting Belfast’s Great Pumpkin Pageant on site.
“We love to create these events for kids to put on their costumes and have fun around Halloween. It’s a great way to bring the community together,” said Faith Boynton, Youth Development Director, in a WCY news release.
Families can park at Troy Howard Middle School, then come across the path to start their trick or treating. At the end of the trick or treating line, Mathews Brothers will have a trailer decorated as a haunted house.
In the week prior to the event, Waterfall Arts will be giving out pumpkins for families to decorate. They will hold the “Great Pumpkin Pageant” at the WCY, where trick or treaters can vote on their favorite designs. Anyone who wants to participate may pick up a pumpkin at Waterfall Arts starting the weekend of the 14th. Drop off for the contest will be October 23, between 12 and 3 p.m., at the WCY
The Faith Temple Church, just down the street from the WCY, will be hosting a trunk or treating event at the same time.
“Come to Lincolnville Ave on October 23 between 3 and 5 p.m. for an afternoon of Halloween fun!” said the release.
The WCY serves Waldo County as the hub for healthy living, youth development, and social responsibility. In May of 1977, the WCY was created as a force for good in the community. It became a standalone 501(c)3 charitable organization in 1995. After 23 years as a “Y without Walls”, the WCY opened a fitness facility with gymnasium, track, weight room, and studio. In 2009, the Tom and Sally Savage Pool Complex was added to fulfill its commitment to the community. In addition to the exercise and wellness facilities, the WCY offers high-quality, affordable childcare, after school programs for young teens, community activities for older adults, and sports leagues for children and adults.
The WCY Sustaining Sponsors, Robbins Lumber, Viking Lumber, Consumers Fuel and First National Bank/First National Wealth Management ensure our programs remain affordable, high-quality, and community-focused.