Halloween festivities are underway: CCU Teaching Fellows host fifth Trunk-or-Treat


The Coastal Carolina University (CCU) Teaching Fellows will be handing out candy and toys at their fifth annual Trunk-or-Treat event on Oct. 27.

The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in Coastal’s YY parking lot, which is located across from The Cove Apartments on S.C. Hwy 544. In anticipation of Halloween, the event will include the showcasing of decorated cars for the holiday. Local volunteers from the CCU community will assist to set up for the occasion.

The teaching fellows reached out to local schools and facilities in hopes of a good turnout this year. The outreach includes the entire campus community, including the many CCU organizations that will decorate the cars and trunks. The event is mainly geared toward children, giving the community the chance to trick or treat and socialize in a safe and supervised environment.

The cost to be a part of the trunk display is $10, and a base supply of candy and toys will be given to each participant. The Beach Monkeys food truck will be in attendance, and pizza will be supplied for all volunteers who help set up and clean up for the event.

The proceeds, as well as any donations from the event, will go to the Freedom Readers in Surfside Beach, South Carolina. Freedom Readers is an organization dedicated to assisting and tutoring students in low-income areas. Their primary mission is to interrupt the poverty cycle.

This year, the event will be hosted by the Committee Chair of Community Outreach Macy Squires. She said she is pleased with the number of volunteers and participants already, and she expects the numbers to rise as people continue to register. There are approximately 40 trunks entered, and each will be decorated with a unique theme.

Any group who is interested in registering, volunteering or reaching out with any further questions can reach out to Squires at [email protected].