Over 150 children attend Woonsocket churches’ Trunk-or-Treat

Money raised to “Bring the 153rd Home for Christmas”

LAMAE AND Lindy Peterson enjoyed passing out treats to kids at last Wednesday evening’s trunk or treat at the Lutheran-Methodist church parking lot.

LAMAE AND Lindy Peterson enjoyed passing out treats to kids at last Wednesday evening’s trunk or treat at the Lutheran-Methodist church parking lot.

Around 150-160 children, along with their parents or grandparents, attended the third annual Lutheran-Methodist Church Trunk or Treat Wednesday, Oct. 26, held in the church’s parking lot.
This is the first year the St. Wilfrid Catholic Church also joined the effort, with plans to trade off heading up the event every other year.
About a dozen trunks, decorated in different creative themes, handed out candy or trinkets to the children. The Woonsocket Fire Department showed up with their truck, and carnival rides — a merry-go-round and a Spiderman fun house — were set up by Pete McWhorter of Woonsocket.
The church served a free-will offering meal of barbecues, hotdogs, chips and bars with proceeds of $550 going towards the “Bring the 153rd Home for Christmas” fund.
Three Woonsocket men are members of the SD Army National Guard 153rd Engineer Battalion: Ty Swenson, Tre Swenson and Marshall Freideman. The 153rd are to be deployed Nov. 11 and will spend several weeks in Fort Bliss, Texas, for theater-specific training before being deployed to Kuwait. The fund is to help pay for the 153rd to hopefully return home for Christmas between training and overseas deployment.
A deployment ceremony for the around 165 soldiers of the 153rd is scheduled for Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Huron Arena. The public is encouraged to attend the event as the soldiers depart for the nine-month deployment.

…See more pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

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