The post read, "There will be a small group of residents in the overflow lot at Tolland Big Y Saturday, between 4:00 and 6:00 for TRUNK OR TREAT. Bring some candy, your kids in costume, and they can trick or treat from car to car. Should be a good time. The manager at the Big Y says they have plenty of candy on sale as well."
In the midst of Nor'easter power outages and clean-up operations, George Laws of Tolland thought it would be a a nice idea to get a few folks together to help celebrate a belated Halloween in a safe location. To his delight, his post on Facebook to the Town of Tolland's wall sparked the interest of not just a few, but many folks, who came out with decorated vehicles and decked in costumes.
George and his wife Jen said the idea spread through word of mouth, even reaching a Facebooker in Vernon. Brenda Falusi heard about the idea on Facebook from the Vernon friend, Christine Brouillard, discovering that the oranizers lived right behind her. Karen Moran heard about it on Facebook from Sam Wesley, then put it on her own page to spread the word. Word kept traveling, and in the end, approximately 50 vehicles arrived, creating a festive scene and fond memories for all who participated.