People invited to participate in Chamber’s Trunk-or-Treat

Posted October 19, 2017 at 7:12 pm

The Akron Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking people who want to participate in the second annual Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween, which is Oct. 31.

“We are going with a “Traditional Halloween” theme — meaning dress your trunk up in pumpkins, ghosts, spiders and anything else that goes along with that theme. We are asking that no one does anything too scary — nothing gory and no clowns!” said Chamber’s Halloween Committee coordinator Lori Rabey. “If you Google on the internet ‘Trunk-or-Treat’ you can come up with a lot of ideas. Last year we had a great turnout.”

Those wishing to participate in the Trunk-or-Treat activity must:

• Preregister with Lori Rabey at Security National Bank. Call 568-2472 or email her at

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