NEW BRTIAIN – New Britain Little League will be hosting a Trunk or Treat event Saturday, October 30 at Stanley Quarter Park.
Rain or shine, from 3-8 p.m., everyone is welcomed for Halloween activities. A $1 donation per person is requested; children 2 and under are free.
“We’re going to have the trunks, the vendors, a couple of community organizations, as well as us taking the tickets and handing out candy,” said Irrahily Davila, fundraising director of NBLL and VP of softball. “And New Britain EMS and Parks & Rec donated funds to cover the cost of candy, so if someone runs out, we have extra bags.”
Halloween lovers will have their trunk decorated to hand out candy to the children and can enter the decorating contest to win some prizes as well.
“There is a $10 fee to enter the contest so that we can go ahead and from that pot have the prizes,” Davila said. “The kids that come to the event will get to vote on their favorite trunk.”
Guests can also take part in a costume contest.
“When they are there the parents will sign the release forms and then we’re going to upload the pictures to our Facebook page where everyone can vote for their favorite costume and we’ll announce the winner November 1,” said Davila.
There will also be raffles and food trucks with food for purchase.
“We want to give back to the community and let everybody know that we are here, we do have baseball and softball for the city of New Britain through the Little League,” Davila said. “There was a merger and now that there’s just one league here, we want people to know and bring their kids to come out and play.”
The event is sponsored by the City of New Britain.
“It started out being a Trunk-or-Treat I was trying to organize for Little League, just for the kids that play,” Davila said. “We reached out to the city to see what permits that we needed and once Erik Barbieri found out what we were trying to do he said, ‘hey, we’re not doing one as a city, but we would love to join and sponsor you with your event and help with whatever you need,’ and it grew from there.”
All funds raised at these New Britain Little League events goes to the youth.
“Every dollar that we get goes right back to the kids; new equipment, jerseys, socks, umpire and tournament fees, so we want this to really grow and become the best league around, and in order to do that, we are always seeking sponsors, donations and most importantly volunteers. We need some to come and help coach the kids, help maintain the field and put things like this together,” Davila said.
Tickets for the event must be purchased in advance for one of three time slots. They can be purchased at Parks & Recs Office, from coaches, C Town and Martha Hart.