Register today to
Host a Trunk!
Thank you so much for being so interested in being a part of our incredible, inclusive community event to benefit The Arc of Anchorage! We are so excited to have another great year of fun and expect to host 700+ families/children on our campus! Would you please read the following information and be sure to register your trunk spot by September 9th? If you know of any other businesses or organizations that would like to participate, invite them to visit our website…
Interested in joining in on the fun!? Follow these easy steps and be a part of this magical event…
Step 1: Register
You can follow THIS LINK to register your trunk space. Complete all the fields and be sure to provide a good contact name, phone number, and email so staff from The Arc of Anchorage can contact you to confirm your trunk space. Registration for a trunk space is due by Monday, September 9th.
Be sure to mark one of three options regarding candy/prizes. The Arc of Anchorage will only provide candy to trunk hosts who indicate the candy purchase option and pay the fee by September 5th. The Arc orders candy in bulk, so take advantage of this option to make it easy — your candy will be delivered to your trunk space at 4:45 p.m. on the day of the event.
Step 2: Candy/Prizes/Giveaways
If you are providing your own candy, expect to give at least one piece per person. The event hosts about 700+ people, and some trunks have run out of candy in years past. Buying candy in bulk at Costco, Amazon, etc., is usually the cheapest and easiest, but be sure to allow plenty of time for delivery if ordering candy online.
If you would like The Arc of Anchorage to purchase candy for you, the fee is $150.00 per trunk, and you must let us know by September 5th. Candy will be a mix, and you will be supplied with enough candy to give at least one piece per person.
BE AWARE THAT CANDY CONTAINING NUT PRODUCTS IS PROHIBITED DUE TO ALLERGY CONCERNS. DO NOT PASS OUT CANDY WITH NUTS, INCLUDING CANDY WITH PEANUT BUTTER!
Lollipops, hard candies (Starburst, Jolly Ranchers, etc.), and softer candies like caramels, chocolate (no nuts!), licorice, etc., are good choices. Candies must be individually wrapped or packaged for the health and safety of all our trunk-or-treaters.
Some trunks may choose to hand out small prizes such as stickers, toys, toothbrushes, coupons, company swag, etc., instead of or in addition to candy. These are fine as long as you let us know in your application what you are giving away. If there are safety concerns, we will contact you. Items should be family/ children appropriate.
Step 3: Pick your trunk theme
When you register, you will need to tell us your theme. Need ideas? Get inspiration here: PINTEREST TRUNK THEME IDEAS
- Themes/ideas must be appropriate for families/children.
- When considering your design, keep in mind that your trunk space is one parking space, and your trunk must be fully open.
- Special effects and sound/music will need prior approval. Note that parking spaces do not have electrical access, so please plan ahead!
Step 4: Event Day
Trunk hosts should plan to arrive between 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. at The Arc of Anchorage parking lot at 2211 Arca Drive off Northern Lights. At 4:15 p.m., the parking lot will be closed to vehicular traffic and designated a pedestrian-only zone.
Upon arrival, trunk hosts will be given a trunk host placard and a spot number. Park in your assigned spot and follow the instructions of our volunteer parking lot attendants.
If you pre-ordered candy from The Arc of Anchorage, we will deliver it to your space by 4:45 p.m.
We will begin passing candy out at 5:00 p.m., and trunk-or-treating will continue until 8:00 p.m. Trunk hosts are welcome to join us in the gym for the costume contest and trunk decorating award ceremony at 6:45 p.m.
The event officially ends at 8:00 p.m. We ask all trunk hosts to give pedestrians 15-20 minutes to clear the parking lot before any trunk hosts’ vehicles are allowed to leave.
We welcome you to tag The Arc of Anchorage and/or the event, Trunk-Or-Treat Anchorage, on your social media. You are also welcome to do live feeds via Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, etc., as long as you credit The Arc of Anchorage in your post and use the hashtag #trunkortreatak. We do, however, remind you not to take or post photos or videos of any participants without their/parental permission.
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