Lucy Purnell Nash, a Tupelo businesswomen, is a ruling elder in First Presbyterian Church and is the church’s volunteer coordinator for Trunk-Or-Treat. She talked to the Daily Journal’s Joe Rutherford about Thursday’s event.
Q. What is Trunk or Treat, and when is it?
A. Trunk-Or-Treat is trick-or-treating from car trunks instead of door to door. It will be held on Halloween from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Jefferson Street from Green Street to Robins. Jefferson Street will close to cars at 5 p.m. Children on foot will trick-or-treat from car trunks along Jefferson Street for candy and other treats.
Hot chocolate, popcorn, marshmallow roasting and S’mores will be available while supplies last, at no charge.
There also will be a bake sale and hamburgers/hot dogs for purchase, as well as entertainment by the praise band from First Methodist Church. Food will be sold until supplies run out.
Q. Who is invited, and who is participating as sponsors?
A. Trunk-or-Treat is a communitywide event for anyone who want to trick-or-treat in a safe atmosphere and who wants to have lots of fun on Halloween. This year’s event is sponsored by First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, All Saints’ Episcopal Church, First Christian Church, King’s Gate Worship Center, Lee County Library, and the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association.
Q. Are Halloween costumes encouraged?
A. There will be ghosts, goblins and a witch or two or three, so wear your costume too, because downtown Tupelo/Jefferson Street will be the happening place to be.