Crosscut Solutions hosts Halloween party
By Holly Neumann
It was an afternoon filled with games, fun and candy, as Crosscut Solutions Greenhouse hosted its second annual Trunk or Treat Saturday, Oct. 22.
“We do Trunk or Treat as a way of saying thank you to the community that supports our businesses,” said Amy Starr, who organized the event. “It offers a safe environment for area families to go trick or treating. And, it’s a great way to get to know the people from the Manawa area a little bit better.”
About 12 local businesses decked out their vehicles and filled the parking lot of Crosscut Solutions Greenhouse to hand out candy to visiting children.
Among them were Lindsay House owners Judy and Tim Trull.
“It is so much fun to see the kids dressed up,” said Judy Trull. “Halloween is definitely a high candy holiday.”
According to Trull, over 150 kids participated in the event last year.
“This is a great way for the businesses to get involved in the community,” she said. “Everyone has a lot of fun.”
Those attending the event seemed to agree.
“We were in town visiting some friends,” said Sam Jaren. “When we heard about the event, we thought why not give it a try. My kids had so much fun.”
Cheyenne Bailey and Hailey Schultz had fun as well.
“I was excited to come today,” said Bailey. “I really like playing basketball, but I loved getting all the candy.”
Schulz agreed that the games were fun, but enjoyed the candy even more.
“Some of the places were giving us handfuls,” she said. “That is awesome.”
The hope is that the event will grow a little each year.
“We will continue to host it as long as there is an interest,” said Starr. “I am sure each year will get a little bigger and it will be that much more fun.”