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Photos by Lydia Waters
By Christa Jennings
Senior Staff Writer
The Town of Rockford enjoyed a great turnout for this year’s Trunk-or-Treat on Main Street event, with area youth and adults alike coming out for the holiday Monday evening.
Approximately 300 children participated in the event, lining the sidewalks along U.S. Highway 231 and enjoying visiting decorated tables and trunks to get an assortment of goodies.
In addition to various snacks and candies, children also had the opportunity to get free books thanks to the county school system’s Literacy Everywhere grant. Marty Rittmann with the Children’s Policy Council helped man the table of books for young readers.
Some of the available books included “Clifford’s Halloween,” “Junie B. Jones: Boo… and I Mean it!,” “Pete the Cat and the New Guy,” “Unicorns are the Worst,” and more, as well as various Goosebumps books.
Those who picked up these books during the trunk-or-treat are encouraged to take a photo of their child or children reading the new books and share the photos with their teachers.
The Town of Rockford thanks the community and businesses who participated in the trunk-or-treat to help make it a success, and town representatives expressed they were excited about the turnout. The town also thanks Dollar General for helping with the candy supply for area youth.
The town further thanks numerous individuals and businesses who contributed to the successful event. Those include Jeanne Walker, Shelly Whaley, Aaron Hamilton, Connor Nelson and Fiona Tait, Peggy Partridge, Josh Jones, Brandon Davis, Katherleen and David Larmon, Adam and Carlotta Bunker, Reagan Cardwell, David Stover Sr., Shirley Ogle with Stagecoach Ceramics, Jessica Solis with Salon 231, Glen Fuller with Rockford Deli, Robin Riggins with Accordia Health, Suzanne Scott with First Bank, Patricia Self with AltaPointe, Jennifer Joiner with Twenty-Two & Crew, Matthew Reams with Triple R Cafe, Scott White with Infinity Coffee Shop, Jodi McDade with the Coosa County Republican Party Committee, Jeff Fuller with Rockford Baptist Church, and Marty Rittmann with the Coosa County Children’s Policy Council.