COVENTRY TWP. Little ghosts and goblins wandered around Coventry Memorial Stadium collecting treats from more than 50 stations set up around the track on Oct. 25.
This was the seventh year for the Track or Treat event, which continues to grow each year. Jennifer Minor, who organizes the event, said the turnout was excellent. She said the event is designed for Coventry Elementary School children.
"I wanted to do something for the kids that was safe and fun and to get the businesses involved also," Minor said.
She said this year the event featured the most businesses ever as more than 40 local businesses participated. There were also tables for the Coventry Schools administration, sports teams and clubs.
Minor said the childrens' costumes are always so creative and many of the business owners enjoy dressing up, too. She estimated 550 to 600 children were present at the event.
"It is very important to have unity in this community," Minor said. "A night of positive and happy faces."
She said Coventry needs more unity and positivity in the community.
Madilynn Stephens, a third grader, said she was having fun at the event. She recently won the Big Chuck and Lil’ Jon costume contest at the Soap Box Derby.
Coventry Schools Superintendent Lisa Blough thanked Minor for putting the event together and for the businesses who participated.
"It is great to see everyone come together," Bough said. "This is a safe way to go trick-or-treating and we are very fortunate everyone comes out and contributes."