Westfield Lions Club President Anna Skinner had high hopes for her year as president of the club, but she quickly realized she would need to pivot after taking office in July.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been difficult for the Westfield Lions Club and other service organizations to fundraise. So, Skinner planned an event where there would be less COVID-19 risk.
The Westfield Lions Club will offer a trunk-or-treat from 5 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31 at Quaker Park, 17501 Dartown Rd. Club members and others from the community will pass out candy and display decorated vehicles. Admission and trunk-or-treating are free. To fundraise, the Lions Club will conduct a 50/50 raffle and a raffle with items from local businesses such as Urban Vines Winery and Brewery Co., Erika’s Place, Ben’s BBQ Shack and Root 31, among others.
“This is my first fundraiser as club president, and I wanted to be cognizant of those with pandemic concerns,” Skinner said. “I was hearing a lot of questions from parents about what they should do for Halloween, so the Lions Club decided to provide a safe solution with the outdoor trunk-or-treat. Service clubs have been very creative this year when it comes to fundraising, and I hope this event is a success.”
In addition to the raffle, the club will serve walking tacos and warm apple cider in exchange for donations. There also will be a costume contest with prizes in adult and child categories.
The Westfield Lions Club will follow local and state guidelines in respect to the COVID-19 pandemic. Masks will be required when social distancing is not possible.