ipswich ymca trunk or treat

Third Time’s The Charm: Y Finally Holds Its Trunk or Treat

IPSWICH — The scheduled it for Wednesday, but had to postpone due to rain.

Then the rain date got rained out. But the beautiful fall weather re-appeared Friday and the YMCA was finally able to hold its first ever Trunk or Treat.

The free event was “a nice safe way to get the community out,” said organizer Farrah Dube-Parent.

It was the first year the Y held the event and they hope to grow it next year, she said. It is open to everyone, Dube-Parent added.

Some businesses were there. Ipswich Ale was handing out its sodas, for example.

And, among the candy and chocolate, was a more adult-friendly treat.

Realtor Erin Lane had a Patriots-themed trunk where she handed out recipes for roasted garlic and bacon spinach dip. She also had stuff for the kids.

Dube-Parent, meanwhile, was looking after her Dr. Suess trunk. She also handed out glow sticks that kids tried to hook around targets.

The name of her game? “Oh the places we’ll glow.”

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