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Residents invited to ‘Trunk or Treat’ event at Marlboro recreation center

MARLBORO – The Marlboro Recreation Community Center, Wyncrest Road, will host pumpkin painting, a “Trunk or Treat” event and a Halloween parade on Oct. 28.

Pumpkin painting will take place at 2 p.m. The cost is $13 per pumpkin for Marlboro residents and $16 per pumpkin for non-residents. Online preregistration is required at marlboro-nj.gov/signup

The sixth annual “Trunk or Treat” event will take place from 3:30-4:45 p.m. During “Trunk or Treat,” youngsters will go from car to car in the recreation center parking lot and receive a treat from the trunk of each participating vehicle. The event will feature a trunk by Marlboro Police Capt. Peter Pezzullo and members of the Marlboro Police Department Detective Bureau.

Participants may bring a car with treats or walk with children from trunk to trunk. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated cars. Vehicles participating in the event must arrive at the recreation center’s rear parking lot between 2-3 p.m. Participating vehicles must remain in their spot until the end of the Halloween parade, according to municipal officials.

Officials are asking adults not to give out unwrapped candy or homemade treats. Vendors who attend may set up a table or decorate the trunk of a vehicle.

Guests are asked to register to participate in the parade from 4-4:45 p.m. The parade will begin at 5 p.m. Participants will walk two laps around the building. Prizes will be awarded for costumes in several categories, including scariest, funniest, best group/family and most original.

There will be door prizes, a DJ and inflatable rides. For more information, call 732-617-0100 or email recreation@marlboro-nj.gov

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