The Mesalands Dinosaur Museum’s 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat event more than doubled in size as over one thousand participants stopped by the museum parking lot for Halloween treats on October 30th.
Let’s all take a moment to offer a special ‘Thank you!’ to Dinosaur Museum Director Loni Monahan and her staff for pulling off this ‘spooktacular’ success. The first Trunk or Treat was held last year in response to concerns over social distancing and children’s safety during the pandemic – but it has already become a major local event.
This year’s “Tucumscary Trick or Treat” festivities expanded to include participation from over thirty-five local businesses. In addition to the Dinosaur Museum event, the nearby Tucumcari Historical Museum hosted a pumpkin carving contest, with free pumpkins provided by the Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce and a $200 prize awarded for ‘Best in Show’.
These coordinated events allowed costumed trick or treaters (and parents) to enjoy a safe and socially distanced Halloween experience – and stay warm on what turned out to be the first chilly weekend of the season. This ‘howling’ success is a notable example of the long-standing Mesalands tradition of adaptability and providing creative solutions for the community. Once again, congratulations and thanks to Ms. Monahan and the Dinosaur Museum staff for their inspiration and dedication to serving the community.