Giving back with Community Trunk or Treat

By Portia Williams -

GREENUP, Ky. — Party Time Inflatables and Party Center, 1813 Ashland Rd. in Greenup is elated about hosting a fun-filled Community Trunk or Treat event Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 6-9 p.m. for the Tri-state area.

From candy and treats, to inflatables and a ‘Spook Time’ haunted house, Matt Biggs, co-owner of Party Time, said they are excited about hosting the Community Trunk or Treat event.

“We are going to do a ‘Spooky Time’ haunted house and we’re going to have free inflatables for the kids, as well as have cars that will be parked for giving out candy,” Biggs said. “We are encouraging folks to dress their cars up, and we are going to do a costume contest for the kids, as well as a costume contest for the cars. We are encouraging local businesses in the area to come out and support this event for the kids. This is our first one, but we are thinking about doing it annually. We want to do something for the community every month, or at least every couple of months, so this is just kind of the beginning of that.”

Through the Community Trunk or Treat, Party Time endeavors to give back to the community.

“Especially in Greenup County, we feel like there is not a whole lot for the kids, so we think it is important to come together as a community and help each other out and try to give back as much as we can to our own community,” Biggs said.

Kory Helmick, co-owner of Party Time, said they felt compelled to host the event in talking with parents who voiced concern about trick or treat for this year.

“We know that there have been a few parents that come in who do business with us at least over the last couple of months have brought up to us that they didn’t know what they were going to do for trick or treating this year, and whether or not they would let their children go trick or treating this year with all of the issues with clowns that have been going around, and people acting silly,” Helmick said. “So, we thought what better way than to give those parents and our community a peace of mind. We know that there are some of other businesses and organizations in our area here in the Tristate who are doing a safe trick or treat, or trunk or treat, and we do not want to try to compete, it’s not a for profit thing, it’s a free, community event. So, we found a day and time when it would not conflict with any other major trunk or treat events. We just wanted to put ours in the middle there in the Tri-state so that we could get the kids out and give mom and dad another reason to put the costume on them that I am sure they paid a good amount of money for, and let the kids have some fun on the inflatables.”

Helmick reiterated that the Spooky Time haunted house will be family-friendly, and stated that it would be kind of goofy, and kind of silly and tongue and cheek, something that the children would really enjoy.

“We want the involvement from our local businesses to pass out candy, and just have a good time,” Helmick said. “With the response that we’ve gotten on social media so far, we believe that it’s going to be, or hope that it will be something that the community and folks can count on year after year.”

Local businesses or organizations can reserve a free parking spot for the Community Trunk or Treat by calling 606-254-3100 or 606-923-5700.

Party Time Inflatables and Party Center is located at at the aforementioned address behind Advance Auto Parts in Greenup.

By Portia Williams

Reach Portia Williams at 740-464-3862, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.

Reach Portia Williams at 740-464-3862, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.