WASHINGTON – It was Halloween night, and tiny goblins and ghouls, witches and pirates scurried along the streets of southeast Washington. However, they weren’t headed door to door. Instead, they were headed car trunk to car trunk.
Trunk of Treat had come to Anacostia.
This year, residents joined a slow growing trend across the nation in cities from Sioux Falls., S.D., to Detroit to Johnson City, Tenn., in which adults bring their vehicles to a parking lot or other location where children go from vehicle to vehicle collecting treats and being scared or wowed by fun events.
In Washington, cars decorated as monsters and spiders filled the parking lot behind the Big Chair in Anacostia as live music played and children dressed as Power Rangers, Queens of Hearts, doctors and superheroes went from car to car screaming “trick or treat” in expectance of candy from the trunk.