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Fun-packed evening promised for Trunk-or-Treat Oct. 31

Crown Auto Group sales and leasing consultant Darius Smallwood is ready for Halloween. The dealership will be hosting a trunk-or-treat event this Saturday. (Contributed photo)
Crown Auto Group sales and leasing consultant Darius Smallwood is ready for Halloween. The dealership will be hosting a trunk-or-treat event this Saturday. (Contributed photo)
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MT. PLEASANT — Candy, games, scary movies and face painting — Crown Motor Group in Mt. Pleasant will have it all on Halloween night.

The local car dealership is transforming its business into a spooktacular space for the holiday and inviting families and kids to enjoy an evening of fun.

The Crown Motor Group will be hosting a Trunk-or-Treat from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 2301 E. Washington St.

Kelly Barnett, owner of the business, said all cars would be taken out of the dealership to make space for the event. Children are encouraged to come in costume and play games, which will include corn hole, putt-putt golf, a ring toss and musical chairs.

“There are so many games, and everyone is going to win a prize,” Barnett said.

The dealership will be transforming the service lounge area into a socially distanced scary movie screening theater for parents. Barnett said face painting and a clown who will make balloon animals will be at the event, plus a DJ.

“We’re going to have balloon arches, a scavenger hunt and a light show. It will be a lot of fun,” she said.

With the absence of Mt. Pleasant Main Street’s annual trick-or-treating event, Witch Way to Main, Crown Motor Group’s Trunk-or-Treat is one of a handful of Halloween events available this year to families in a four-county area.

“The Chamber said it could be 200 or it could be 2,000. We’re hoping to run through 500 people,” Barnett said.

The dealership owner said local businesses from across the county have donated candy, cash and other supplies for the event.

“It’s been a very collaborative effort. Some have come by and dropped off bags of candy or donated for the prize bags,” the owner said.

Barnett added that businesses interested in donating to the event can continue to do so through Saturday afternoon.

Barnett said she wanted to host the Trunk-or-Treat to make sure the community “had some place as a landing spot for kids on Halloween.”

The owner added following a stressful year, she wanted to make sure children would still be able to have fun and enjoy the fun holiday.

“I have an 11-year-old daughter and … the kids have been through so much this year. I wanted to have a place where kids could come in and run around and just be kids, and see each other in their costumes,” she said. Barnett added the event will run longer than the City of Mt. Pleasant’s 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. trick-or-treating time so families can take part in both events.