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Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 3:45 pm

Community organizations are invited to come out and be candy vendors for Truck or Treat, a free family-centric event on October 28th at Ridge Ferry Park.

Presented by Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation along with the local Food Truck Community and sponsored by Parker Systems, families can get spooky for Halloween at the event from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., in a safe environment for trick or treating.

Local Parks and Recreation officials invite local groups – churches, non-profits and businesses – to have a presence at the event as candy vendors. Groups who are interested in participating as candy vendors at Truck or Treat should contact RFPRD Recreation Manager Betsy Hampson at hampsonb@floydcountyga.org. The deadline for submitting yourself as a vendor is Wednesday October 26th at noon.

“This is a huge, family-focused Halloween celebration, and there are plenty of local businesses and organizations who we invite to come out and assist with the trick-or-treating,” said Betsy Hampson, RFPRD Recreation Manager. “The main reason we are doing this with the food truck businesses is to provide a safe alternative to door-to-door trick or treating.”

Food truck businesses participating in the event are Charbucks, Speakcheesy, Lou Cora’s BBQ, Julian’s Kitchens, Sugar Rush and Happy Daze T-shirts.

Costume contest categories will include Best Costume Duo, Best Character Costume, Scariest Costume, Most Original Costume and Cutest Costume.

Tristan Brock, owner of Charbucks, contacted the Recreation Department in September about wanting to do the event.

“Kids can have fun in their Halloween costumes and the whole family can grab a bite to eat and celebrate the holiday in a safe environment,” Brock said.