Nearly 1200 Attend Bender’s Landing Trunk or Treat

Photo courtesy of Chuck Sheldon

This past Saturday residents of Bender’s Landing, Bender’s Landing Estates and Bender’s Landing Reserve enjoyed their fourth annual Trunk or Treat Event at the BLE clubhouse and park. Nearly 1200 people attended the event this year — a new record. They also set a record by collecting 403 pounds of food that was delivered to the Montgomery County Food Bank, eclipsing the 389 pounds donated in 2011.

There were games. There was was candy. There were goblins galore. And there was more candy. Some of the folks that made this event so successful this year included:

  • Alisan Hames and Shelly Sagermark – organized the event and got all the food and beverages
  • Sharon McGee – responsible for all the games, which were all a big hit
  • Rick and Mary Bried – coordinated the registration and the food drive
  • Kathy and Jordan Smith – cooked and served 700+ hot dog meals
  • Chrysti Bellamy – taking pictures of all the kids
  • Jana and Jim Amyx – coordinating all of the trunks
  • Tim Plasek and Penny Benbow – clean up and whatever else needed to be done
  • Chuck Sheldon – running around and helping everyone before, during, and after the event

There were many, many more volunteers and sponsors that provided their time to decorate, serve food, lug candy, run games, build trunks, clean up, and put on an event that was so enjoyed by so very many kids. We know that many folks are already making preparations for next year’s event.

Here are a few photos from Saturday night, courtesy of Chuck Sheldon. 


Chuck Briese, Oak Ridge Now

[avatar user="cbriese" size="thumbnail" align="left"] Chuck Briese has been a resident of South Montgomery County since 1988. He and his lovely and patient wife, Leslie, have six sons, with only one left to finish high school. Chuck has been a Cub Scout leader, a Little League baseball coach, a church youth leader, and a general troublemaker over the course of the past 25 years. He is obsessed with his lawn, and likes restaurants that serve food that fills up the plate. He has a tendency to tilt at windmills, which may explain why he started Oak Ridge Now.

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