On Oct. 29, LifeStorage of Elgin, Ill., will participate in Trunk-or-Treat, a fun community event that provides a safe, controlled alternative to Halloween-eve trick-or-treating. Dozens of decorated vehicles will fill the parking lot of Church in the Word, with their trunks full of candy and seasonal games. Children go from car to car, enjoying the festive surroundings. Inflatable decorations, face painting, fall food and live music will also be provided. The event starts at 2 p.m.
LifeStorage Elgin facility managers Susan Powers and Paul Menzel will provide candy and bubbles to children. They’ll also decorate the facility’s moving truck with a family-friendly autumn theme.
“I do not know if I will be dressing up yet, but definitely will try to. I love Halloween,” Powers exclaimed. “Anytime you can reach out to the community, kids, or the elderly, it's a wonderful opportunity to connect with others and help out … The more we are able to be a part of events like this, it just reminds everyone that we do care about our community, that we're a business that takes an active roll in participating and giving back, and we can have some fun while doing it.”
LifeStorage was founded in 2002 by owners Jean Jodoin and Christopher Barry. The company has 18 self-storage facilities in the ChicagoLand area.