For the second time, the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber hosted a successful Trunk-or-Treat in our very own parking lot. At the Chamber, we appreciate this opportunity to bring the the public out to our property and increase awareness of the Chamber’s presence in our community. The Trunk-or-Treat proved to be a great opportunity to showcase our members as well. Forty member vendors parked their trunks for a night of fun.
We could not have anticipated the over 3,000-strong turnout at the event, but it was wonderful to meet so many enthusiastic Osceolans and their cleverly-costumed kids. We saw zombies, t-rexes, princesses, and almost the full cast of Star Wars. Our vendors put in as much creativity decorating their trunks as the kids did with their costumes as they competed for “Most Spooktacular,” most “Creepily Creative,” and the crowd favorite “Monsters’ Choice.”
Thanks to some awesome partnerships, we were able to provide some extra moments of fun. Orlando Health sponsored a cute photo opportunity as well as the free kids’ craft. Toho Water Authority sponsored a face painter, whose services were free to attendees, and provided a favorite treat on a warm night: water. Thanks to Bogin, Munns & Munns, trick-or-treaters also enjoyed fresh-popped popcorn. Kona Ice was also on site with their refreshing shaved ice.
At the end of the night, the most “Creepily Creative” trunk went to Mosquito Joe of Kissimmee’s Dia de los Muertos display, which included the owners in full face paint, and the “Most Spooktacular” was Geico Local Office – South Orlando‘s ode to a classic favorite The Nightmare Before Christmas. After tallying the many, many votes for “Monsters’ Choice,” that award again went to Mosquito Joe of Kissimmee.
It was a truly spooktacular night and we can’t wait for this event to return next spooky season with more creative fun and community access for all ages.