Action heroes and princesses will show off their costumes and collect candy during the annual Rutherford County Sheriff's Office's Trunk or Treat Friday, Oct. 31.
Youngsters up to age 12 will enjoy lots of candy, hay rides, inflatables and displays of emergency vehicles during the free event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sheriff's Office at 940 New Salem Highway in Murfreesboro, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
"Trunk or Treat at the Sheriff's Office is a fun, safe way for families to enjoy Halloween," said Sheriff Arnold. "We hope children will have fun parading in the costumes and gathering bags of candy."
Patrol cruisers, fire engines and ambulances will be displayed for children during the event. Children can pet the horses from the Sheriff's Mounted Patrol and examine the Bearcat vehicle used for high-risk calls.
Angels for Protectors will charge a small fee for people to toss pumpkins during the Pumpkin Chunkin' event.
Families can treat their children to supper by buying hot dogs, chips and drinks sold by the Sheriff's Citizens Academy's Alumni Association and pizza and drinks sold by the Sheriff's Explorers Post. For dessert, Alumni member Ernie Patterson will sell his famous funnel cakes.
Non-profit organizations and vendors will display information and give away candy.
People who wish to set up a booth may contact Sgt. Jimmy Cassidy at 904-3019 or Deputy Jim Noe at 904-3018. The booths are free but people are asked to supply their own tables, tents and chairs.