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trunkortreatThe schools at the Ivy Preparatory Academy Kirkwood campus in Atlanta are teaming up with the Parkview Community Association to provide a safe and festive Halloween alternative for scholars and their families.

Ivy Prep Kirkwood School for Girls and Ivy Prep Young Men’s Leadership Academy will co-host the Second Annual “Trunk or Treat” Halloween party at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 in the school parking lot at 1807 Memorial Drive in Atlanta.

Admission is free and open to the public. More than 300 people are expected to attend the community celebration, which will feature a bounce house, a DJ, food vendors and more.

Organizers are still seeking candy donations from parents and community supporters to fill car trunks. During the event, children will be directed to safely “Trick or Treat” from vehicle to vehicle instead of from house to house. Approximately 40 cars decked out for Halloween will open their trunks to children seeking candy.

“It’s a fun and safe way for our Ivy Prep children to come together with the community to celebrate Halloween,” said Jeannie McCree, parent liaison for Kirkwood School for Girls. “We will have security. We will have trunks full of candy. Children can walk around and participate.”

Scholars who stay in afterschool care to attend the event with their families can change from their uniforms to their Halloween costumes at 6 p.m.

Parent volunteers will meet to wrap bags of candy in advance so that distribution from the trunks is orderly and “Trick-or-Trunkers” receive more than an individual piece of candy.

“We have already gotten some candy donations, but we need much more,” McCree said. “Parents, we need your support to make the event successful. Please donate bags and bags of candy.”

For more information on the event, visit or call Jeannie McCree at IPA at 404-622-2727.

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