Heber Overgaard, AZ
Trunk or Treat had a large turn out.
Rhonna and Levi

Saturday the 28th of November was the 2017 Heber-Overgaard Chamber of Commerce Trunk or Treat Halloween celebration at Tall Timbers Park. As they’ve done for 11 years, Chamber members hosted this fun event with help from the community, many of whom dress up in character and bring lots of candy to give away in their decorated vehicles. There were more people this year than I ever remember. The parking lot was full and they were parking along the forest roads. According to Tiffani Martineau, they served 1100 hot dogs and 50 gallons of chili!

The first candy “station” was Black Mesa Ranger Station’s little walk-through haunted tent. Smokie was there along with some firefighters and other employees to give out candy. The crowds lined up to begin there and the lines filed by the parked cars where the kids filled their bags with lots and lots of goodies.

Heber overgaard, az
Haunted House

There was a scary haunted house for the older kids, a cake walk and of course a free dinner of jumbo hot dogs with toppings, chili, hot chocolate, and water.

Heber overgaard, AZ
From right is Amanda McLaws with Jill Blomgren and her twin Julie. The trio were helping to serve up the hot dogs.

Even the puppies had costumes!

There were plenty of marvelous costumes worn by both children and adults.


Kay & Allen Roberts

Kay and Alan Roberts were there representing Mogollon Air Park. Dressed as really cute scarecrows  they gave out over 500 bags of candy, three in each bag, that they put together. It was about 53 pounds of candy. Per Kay, “We also gave another 18 pounds of hand fulls.”

Momma got her Smile Bag from Connie Baine. Hopefully baby vampire brushed after eating her treats!

The Navajo-Apache-Gila Oral Health Coalition partnered up with the Ponderosa Lions Club. They gave out ‘Smile Bags’ donated by Delta Dental. So, after a wonderful night of eating all the candy  everyone hopefully brushed before bedtime!

Thanks to all of the volunteers and everyone who donated candy, food and supplies to make such a fun event possible for our mountain community.

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Barbara Samples was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ and has called Heber-Overgaard home since 2008. She is married to Larry Samples, who is co-owner with her in L & B, Inc., owner of the Mogollon Rim News. They have four (grown) children and two grandchildren. Barbara serves as the Editor.