The 106th Rescue Wing 1st Annual Trunk-or-Treat
By Master Sgt. Cheran Cambridge, 106th Rescue Wing
/ Published November 13, 2015
10/24/15 -- WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. - Superheroes and princesses were seen walking the
106th Rescue Wing's streets for the first annual Trunk O' Treat Halloween
event, October 24th.
116 members, family and friends in support of the 106th Rescue Wing came out
for a time of fun, games and treats in support the base's first Halloween
event coordinated by the Family Readiness Group.
The event-filled day began with making sure everyone's costumes were
captured in their full glory by taking portraits.
Costumes like Captain Jack Sparrow, Superman, Ninja Turtles, lady bugs and
mini pilots from the 106th, amused everyone in sight.
The costumes on both the adults and the children were spectacular, said
Family Readiness Group coordinator, Mrs. Lisa D'Agostino
Everyone then paraded around to the pumpkin patch where pumpkins of their
choice were picked up to be decorated. After the pumpkin decorating,
everyone headed outside to the decorated trunks to Trick-or-Treat.
There were 11 decorated trunks with various assortments of treats. Technical
Sgt. Sara Luna from the 106th Rescue Wing Comptroller Flight attended this
event with her 5 year old daughter Kristin.
We both loved the event and Kristin can't wait to come again next year. I
think her favorite part was decorating the pumpkin, said Luna.
Col Nolan, Commander of the 106th Maintenance Squadron, was also involved in
the festivities by dressing up as a wizard and decorating the trunk of his car.
"This was a great family event and I was surprised to learn it was the first
Halloween event the 106th has done," said Nolan. "With the large number of
children and superb coordination, it seemed like we'd done this many times
before," added Nolan. "It is always special to see our families on the base
and everyone having fun, I think next year will be even bigger. Lisa
D'Agostino and the Family Readiness Group did an amazing job."
"We are already planning for next year....maybe we will have a contest for
BEST trunk decorated," explained D'Agostino
According to a New York Times article, "Trunk-or-treating (also known as
Halloween tailgating) solves the rural problem in which homes built a
half-mile apart made the simple act of ringing doorbells tiresome.
Trunk-or-treating brought Halloween from the uncertain streets to the safety
of churches and school parking lots, turning the backs of minivans and sport
utility vehicles into the new front porch."
No one knows exactly when and where the official first Trunk-or-treating
event took place but it has arrived at the 106th Rescue Wing and is not
leaving anytime soon.