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Chunk or Treat!

Chunk or Treat!

Saturday, 31 October 2020 11:33

Oh, Halloween! The exciting time of year where you can dress up in costumes and make your belly hurt from eating too much candy. Oh, yes that joyous time of year!

As a child, Halloween was more than just a one day event. There were classroom celebrations, trunk or treats, friend’s parties, and neighborhood jackpots that left our heads spinning in a sugary daze. Even as an adult, it’s always fun to have an excuse to dress up and get free food! Everything in 2020 looked a bit peculiar, and Halloween was no different.

Tekoa Foothills wanted to offer a fun, entertaining Halloween experience while being safe and considerate. Thus, Chunk or Treat was born. Yes, there were trunks that you could survey to find a treat, but there were also pumpkins that you could CHUNK if that was more of a treat for you. Admission to the event included a chance to use a giant, steel trebuchet (catapult), to launch pumpkins into a field and then watching them explode into tiny pieces. Spooky cool, huh?

When we say giant, we mean giant. Person included for size reference.

Other super fun Halloween activities included magnet fishing, glow-in-the-dark ziplining, tractor rides, and of course getting candy. Magnet fishing is a two-person challenge that occurs in the swimming pool area. Using a series of ropes and pulleys, the two participants must work together to fish out a magnet from the bottom of the pool in hopes to win a prize. The tractor rides took guests down to the magical bamboo forest to explore hidden nature. We closed out this awesome night with a bonfire to celebrate the full moon!

Guess who? It’s the Three Stooges, that’s who!

Chunk or Treat would not have been possible without all the volunteers and guests who made this inaugural event so special. Thank you for supporting the mission of Tekoa Foothills! If you weren’t able to attend this year and are reading through this thinking about how much fun it seems… Make sure to check it out in 2021!! We can almost guarantee that it will be a spooky good time.


A representative from the Mental Health Association was also on site during the event to field questions about suicide prevention/awareness and methods to supporting people dealing with mental illnesses. Traveling luminaries were sold to support this organization while they honored our loved ones who are no longer with us. The purchase funds from the sale of luminaries was donated to the Mental Health Association of Cleveland County. If you would like to learn more about the services they offer, check out their website

Trunk or Treat Koala!

If you have any photos from the event, please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or message us on Facebook! If you had a great time at Chunk or Treat, let us know! If you are excited for next year, let us know! Halloween is not complete without friends and candy galore, here’s to hoping for many more :)

Written by: Jordan Mitchell
Photos: Jordan Mitchell
Cover Photo: Call Me Fred on Unsplash