As recently as a few years ago, there were not many options for celebrating Halloween in Enos Park. Few houses turned their porch lights on, and many parents took their children to other parts of town if they wanted to trick-or-treat. When Ryan and Dawn Mobley moved to Enos Park in 2012 with their five children, they wanted to change that. Third Presbyterian Church agreed to host a Trunk or Treat in their parking lot, and an annual tradition was started.
What began with a dozen cars in the church parking lot has grown into an event that was attended by more than 300 people last year. In addition to decorated cars handing out candy, there was a bonfire with hot dogs, chili and apple cider, a live performance from Christian rappers, pumpkin decorating and arts and crafts. Organizers also handed out maps with a list of “safe houses” for trick or treating in the neighborhood, and there are now many little ghosts and goblins knocking on doors in the neighborhood on Halloween.