The Trail of Treats and Terror, the free community Halloween extravaganza, is just around the corner. The Parasol AmeriCorps volunteers and residents of the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center are already hard at work preparing for this annual ritual with ghosts and ghouls popping up all around the building. From 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 children travel along the trail guided by parents.
Each year this collaborative effort between Parasol, IVGID, Lake Tahoe School and Sierra Nevada College provides our community with an amazing Halloween experience featuring volunteers in costumes, incredible decorations plus Halloween treats. The Trail is a safe, warm and fun way for children to trick-or-treat with their parents instead of traveling through dark neighborhood streets. A free shuttle service is available between Incline Middle School and Sierra Nevada College parking lots and the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District is always on hand to be sure everyone has a safe experience outside.
When the original Trail was organized in 2002 it started at the DWR Center, continued over to the IVGID Recreation Center and ended at Sierra Nevada College. In 2007 the Lake Tahoe School was added as an additional stop. Each location along the trail provides a different Halloween theme experience, along with all of the decorations at their stop and treats.
Activities inside the DWR Center include games, crafts, amazing decorations and of course lots of Halloween treats. Over at the Rec. Center the trail will lead to crafts, games as well as a photographer. Lake Tahoe School students always have something fun planned to entertain all brave enough to enter and the students at the Haunted Halls of Sierra Nevada College round out the surprises on the Trail.
Volunteers to work the different areas are always needed as well as decorations and candy. Volunteers not only get to dress in costume for the event but also experience the joy, fear and up close view of children as they wander through the DWR Center. If you would like to volunteer, provide candy or decorations, contact Allison Eybel at 775-298-0186.