Costumed kids pack parking lot for trunk-or-treat in Taylorsville

Posted at 9:31 PM, Oct 31, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-31 23:31:07-04

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah -- Hundreds of kids in costumes packed into a parking lot for Halloween night. It's part of a 7-year tradition in Taylorsville where kids go trunk-to-trunk instead of door-to-door to get their treats.

"It takes your front porch and kind of puts them all in one safe area," said Noah Bater, who is a Pastor at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Taylorsville by day, but it's Halloween and tonight Willy Wonka is making sure the trunk-or-treaters get the candy they want while staying safe.

"People have fun, they disguise up and dress up their trunks and pick themes and stories and just have a fun time with it," Bater said.

From fun trunk themes to the kids in cute costumes, the little ones are enjoying Halloween--and parents have a peace of mind.

"A little bit safer," Parent Britanie Ferguson said of the event. "Keeps the kids right here. You're just kind of all together, and what's safer than having the police department here?"

The mayor, city council members and even Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder were part of the trunk-or-treating.