MONTE VISTA — Little ghosts, Baby Yoda and goblins were at the Colorado 4x4 Adams Street Trunk or Treat on Friday, Oct. 29. The event was held in downtown Monte Vista from 4 to 6 p.m.
Many residents and businesses participated. The Monte Vista Coop donated Halloween candy bags to the Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce. The MV Chamber gave the bags to children who attended the Trunk or Treat.
There were stickers and paper tattoos handed out, along with face painting and music. People from local businesses were dressed up in Halloween costumes as well. The crew at Rainbow's End Thrift Store dressed as a witch, a maid, and Scooby-Doo. They gave candy to the kids.
A giant inflated dinosaur was seen walking from one end of the street to the other end. Four-Year-old Victor Manzaneras was dressed as Baby Yoda and was happy trunk or treating. When asked what he liked best Manzaneras said, “I like dinosaurs and him gave me some candy.”
Event organizers, Colorado 4x4 Jeep Rescue League South invited everyone to participate in a best-dressed vehicle contest. Participants decorated their vehicles, parked on Adams Street, and handed out candy.
Linda Sisneros took her little boys to the event. Sisneros said, “This has been a lot of fun so far. After COVID started, I didn’t think it would be possible to ever have an event like this again. My boys are wearing masks and giggling. I think Monte Vista needed something. COVID stole a lot of our joy, but I am glad some of that joy is back for these fall seasons. This Trunk or Treat has been some cool fun for the town of Monte Vista and its children.”
Along with candy, a few businesses also handed out hot chocolate and cookies, and even small bags of school supplies for the kids.
The Monte Vista Police Department closed part of Adams Street for the Trunk or Treat to ensure the safety of the children and people who attended the event.