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Town of LaSalle celebrates annual ‘Truck or Treat’

by Garrett Fodor

What started out as a COVID fix is quickly becoming a Halloween staple for the Town of LaSalle.

On Saturday, residents of the Town of LaSalle lined the parking lot of the Vollmer Recreation and Culture Centre for the fourth annual “Truck or Treat” event. The annual event encourages children and their families to dress up and trick-or-treat throughout the various vendors set up onsite.

The tradition originally started as a way for children to trick-or-treat safely and has now grown, featuring several businesses from LaSalle and Windsor-Essex.

“It’s really grown. We’re at capacity really, and this year we couldn’t fit another vehicle if we wanted to,” Kim Scherer, Recreation Programmer for the Town of LaSalle, said. “We expect to have about 5,000 people come through, which is really great. The public loves it. The businesses really get into it and it sort of becomes a contest amongst them for who can have the best display and spirit.”

The event started at 12pm and ran until 4pm, featuring a wide-array of costumes, from princesses and superheroes to cartoon characters and even pumpkins. Scherer said it was especially great to see the kids’ reactions to having a chance to see the vehicles displayed and even have a chance to talk to some of the people who drive the vehicles. Displays included the fleet of vehicles from the Town of LaSalle, firefighters, garbage men, and others.

The event cost $3 per child, with part of the proceeds going towards St. Andrew’s Church food bank. Scherer noted they are proud to help stock their shelves and replenish items ahead of the winter months.

Scherer added the eventwcould not have been possible without the generous support of the businesses that dress up and decorate, along with Zehrs Malden Road for helping to supply the candy. She is extremely proud to see the event grow and the community continuing to support it. She is optimistic and hopes to continue growing the event. She thanks everyone who attended.

Up next on the Town of LaSalle’s calendar is the Heritage Lights Holiday Nights, Breakfast with Santa, and Sean Kenney’s Animal Super Powers, made with LEGO bricks. Full event schedules can be found online at:


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