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Attendance not a problem at Nederland Trunk-or-Treat event

By David Ball

david.ball@panews.com

NEDERLAND — Mary Rogers said she brought her grandchildren to the Nederland Chamber of Commerce’s Trunk-or-Treat on Tuesday night because it’s a good and safe Trunk-or-Treat event.

“Not too many are doing this,” Rogers said.

Diana LaBorde, president of the Nederland Chamber, said organizers had a little concern about the 13th annual Halloween event because sign up was kind of slow at the beginning due to Tropical Storm Harvey recovery. However, there were almost as many sign ups as in a regular year.

“We’re expecting more kids,” LaBorde said. “Not everyone can get an event like this up and running.”

She thanked local businesses, churches and organizations for their help.

“The people help make this happen and make Halloween special,” she said. “The days of door to door Trick-or-Treating are going to the wayside.

“This is one of the funnest things we do. We’ve had a really good response.”

Krystle Villarreal Muller said she has brought her kids to Nederland to Trick-or-Treat the past two years.

“It’s festive here,” she said.