Trunk-Or-Treating For A Cause


Sruthi Ramesh

Kat Gniatkowski from band receives the award for the best decorated truck. The prize was a premium car wash kit.

On Oct. 30, little children hobbled around in their princess and astronaut costumes, holding baskets brimming with sweet treats. Liberty High School’s Key Club held a trunk-or-treat in hopes to help a good cause and provide a service for the community. The club asked for a $5 donation per trick-or-treater, and some families donated even more. The event lasted from 3:30-6 p.m. and all proceeds went to Trick-Or-Treat for UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund).

The event was held in the Liberty parking lot, where people decorated their trucks for a contest, ate candy, and just overall enjoyed themselves. Everyone was invited: families, kids, students, etc, and those who attended had a great time.

Mr. Barker, who is the sponsor of Key Club, helps guide the student-run club.

“I really have to give credit to the kids in Key Club. They totally came up with this idea and have done all of the work of setting it up, and they are executing that,” Barker said. 

Mrs. Genenbacher and her family dressed up to participate and help show their support to the UNICEF. Genenbacher’s husband, Jared, spent months making the tank costume for their son, by hand. (Sruthi Ramesh)

The clubs that participated and had a truck or treat included Educators Rising, HOSA, Band, STUCO, NHS (Liberty and Timberland), Timberland Boys and Girls Swim, German, Friends for Foster, and Color Guard. After the votes were in, Band was the winner for the best-decorated trunk contest, which were all voted by trick or treaters. They won a premium car wash kit for their representing trunk.

Every year Key Club tries to reach its goal of about $1,000 every year in total for different charities of their choice. Each year during October, they raise money for UNICEF which helps children across the world be supplied with necessities that children need and deserve. This year, the cause raised money for clean water for children in Haiti.

They ended up raising $363.61 and want to give thanks to everyone who got the word out, showed their support, and participated in this event.