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Lloyd Ex, Co-op reboot Halloween

By October 6, 2022No Comments
Lloyd Ex reps Jen McRobert, left, event administrator and Michayla Cole, marketing manager, teamed up with Lloydminster and District Co-op’s director of marketing and communications, Kristine Knourek, and Emelie Currie, marketing co-ordinator, to launch an indoor Halloween event called Trunk or Treat at Lloyd Ex on Oct.  27. Geoff Lee Meridian Source

 

The Lloydminster and District Co-op is partnering with Lloyd Ex to reinvent Halloween.

Both organizations have teamed up to present a new Halloween-themed family event called Trunk or Treat on Oct. 27.

The plan is for trick-or-treaters to walk from car trunk to car trunk to load up on goodies inside the Culligan Water Building at Lloyd Ex from 4-7 p.m.

“I think this is going to be a great event. It’s very inclusive and I think it will be a great opportunity for young kids to trick or treat,” said Lloyd Ex event administrator, Jen McRobert at a launch event on Monday.

“I just hope the community gets as excited as we are.”

McRobert says if an organization wants to bring a lawn tractor they can, as long as there’s a box or bucket attached to hold Halloween treats.

“On our entry packages you do have options,” said McRobert. 

Kristine Knourek, the Co-op’s director of marketing and community relations, says after seeing similar events work well in B.C. and parts of the United States, they thought of partnering with Lloyd Ex to pull it off here.

“We brought the idea forward and they jumped on board. They said ‘absolutely we love it, we want to make this happen here’ at the Culligan Water Building,” said Knourek.

She says the Co-op expects to see the business community step up along with non-profits, schools and teams to provide trunks. 

“We honestly expect there to be a full house of families and kids enjoying themselves on Oct. 27,” said Knourek.

Businesses, families, and organizations are invited to register their trunks at Lloyd Ex, decorate in a friendly Halloween theme, and take part in the festivities. 

“Essentially, we’ll ask businesses, families and organizations to register their trunk just like they would for our annual parade,” said McRobert, noting Lloyd Ex will organize the vehicles and logistics. 

Interested parties can register their trunk online at lloydex.com or by phoning 306-825-5571. Registrations will be accepted until Oct. 24.

Guests are also invited to bring a non-perishable canned food item for the Salvation Army’s food bank.