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Trunk or Treat safety event scheduled for Saturday
Trunk or treat

An event this weekend will give local families a chance to dress up and get candy before Halloween, along with learning how to stay safe.

Forsyth County is inviting families to the Cumming Fairgrounds from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday for the county’s eighth annual Trunk or Treat Safety Event. Admission to the popular family event is one family-sized bag of candy per family. 

“For the Forsyth County Fire Department, educating the public on safety is at the forefront of what we do, and that is what this event is all about,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman in a news release.

At the event, kids and families can learn tips such as costume safety, pedestrian safety, stranger danger, stop-drop-roll demonstrations and more. 

“This event is always held before Halloween so that our public safety personnel can provide as much education as possible before the actual door to door trick-or-treating begins,” said Division Chief Jason Shivers.

Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.

Along with safety lessons, local businesses and nonprofit organizations will have decorated vehicle trunks filled with candy to give out to kids and booths with activities and giveaways.

The Cumming Fairgrounds is located at 235 Castleberry Road in Cumming.