Dundalk schools to host trunk-or-treat
Little ghosts and goblins are invited to dress up, grab a bag for candy and gather at Dundalk/Sollers Point
Technical High School on Friday, Oct. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. for the first Dundalk Community “1-Owl” Trunkor-Treat event.
The festivities, which are free, will be held in the parking lot of the school, at 1901 Delvale Ave. While the event is geared toward students at Dundalk High and the schools that feed into it (Berkshire, Colgate, Dundalk, Logan and Norwood elementary schools, Holabird STEM program and Dundalk Middle School), kids from across the community are welcome to participate.
All children must be accompanied by an adult in order to participate in the event.
According to Dundalk Elementary School assistant principal Jennifer Szymanski, coordinator of the event, the aim is to offer safe trick-ortreating while promoting “a sense of community across the Dundalk feeder pattern.”
Szymanski grew up in Dundalk and cherishes the sense of community pride that runs through the area. She hopes to build on this pride with the event.
The highlight of the festivities will include decorated vehicles and tables from feeder schools as well as local organizations (including CCBC Dundalk, Baltimore County Police, and others).
Each of the trunks (or tables) will be decorated and representatives will hand out treats and, in some cases, educational resources, to trickor-treaters.
Participants are encouraged, though not required to, wear costumes to the event. No fake weapons and no fully-covered faces will be permitted as part of costumes.
The event will also include resource booths presented by a variety of educational, informational and therapeutic resources.
As Szymanski noted, the idea for the event developed as the Dundalk High feeder schools collaborated on ways to unify students and the community and reinforce the role of schools as a “resource and partner” for students and families.
In addition to the trunk-ortreat event, Dundalk High feeder schools have come together to build on the “1Owl” theme, which started at the high school as a way to promote pride and positive behaviors.
The schools also come together each spring to host the Dundalk Cluster Art Show, featuring works from students across the feeder pattern.
The Dundalk Community “1-Owl” Trunk-or-Treat event will be held on Friday, Oct. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Attendees are also invited to stay for the Dundalk High versus Milford Mill Academy football game at the adjacent stadium starting at 6 p.m. Children enter free with paying adult.