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The YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins will host Trunk or Treat on October 22

The YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County presents its second Trunk or Treat Community from 3-5 p.m., Saturday, October 22, at the YMCA premises at 50 Graham Road West. Many local organizations will set up shop in the YMCA parking lot to distribute candy and information to attendees. The event will follow the YMCA’s annual open house, which will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Both events are free and open to everyone.

After last year’s Trunk or Treat drew several hundred people, the Y is once again ready to welcome local families for a fun, community-based afternoon. Certificates will be awarded for the best costume and the best decorated trunk.

“I’m really excited,” said Christie Thornton, the new CEO of YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County. “I found this community very welcoming and I look forward to seeing the children and their families ready to celebrate with the YMCA. We invite and encourage all members of the community to join us for this event! »

Each program will also be an opportunity to learn more about the YMCA community and aquatic, childcare, fitness and recreation activities. During the open house, group exercise instructors will present their classes and YMCA staff will offer face painting and family-friendly arts and crafts alongside a bouncy house. While the pool is unavailable, visitors can try out racquetball, pickleball, table tennis, billiards, cardio and weight equipment, and more.

Organizations committed to Trunk or Treat include Cayuga Health Systems, United Way of Tompkins County, Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Tompkins County Health Department, Family Reading Partnership, Girl Scouts of NYPENN, Finger Lakes Toy Library, Ithaca Dragon Boat Club/ Ithaca Asian American Association, TST BOCES, Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services, Cornell Phi Sigma Kappa, GreenStar, Tompkins Community Bank, CFCU Community Credit Union, Maguire Family of Dealerships, Fidelis, Excellus and Pink Zebra.

Learn more about the Ithaca YMCA and Tompkins County at ithacaymca.com.