ST. CHARLES – Families shopping at Blue Goose Market on Oct. 27 will have the chance to take in some Halloween fun on that day as well.
The store is teaming up with Boss Moms Networking for a trunk or treat event that will take place from 2 to 4 p.m that day near the store. Approximately 40 cars are expected to participate in the event. The way the event works is that children stop at each decorated trunk and receive candy.
At the Oct. 7 St. Charles City Council meeting, aldermen approved street and parking lot closures for the event.
"The original application requested parking in the green space south of this city lot; however, it was determined that is not possible and the suggestion of utilizing the additional diagonal parking spaces on 1st St. was recommended," St. Charles Police Chief James Keegan told aldermen.
Event coordinators requested the parking spaces be closed from noon – 5 p.m. for adequate set-up and clean-up.
Trunk or treat events have gained in popularity over the past few years as an alternative to trick-or-treating.
"Hopefully it will be a very fun time for the kids," Blue Goose Market President and CEO Paul Lencioni said in addressing the aldermen.
St. Charles Mayor Ray Rogina liked the idea.
"Thank you for doing something for the kids," he said.
Blue Goose will be in the Halloween spirit that whole weekend. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26, the store will offer pumpkin decorating and face painting.