ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- It was a partially overcast, cold, and ghoulishly gloomy afternoon as youngsters came out for Halloween festivities Oct. 23 here at Memorial Field.

According to event coordinator, Norricia Speights, about 200 children and their parents came out for this frightening candy-giveaway.

Or to put it in a different perspective, Speights said 438 snack bags were packed, and that 85 were left when all was said and done. Perhaps they'll be left for the goblins, ghosts and other scary figures that traditionally come out in droves this time of year.

But what made this different from typical trick or treating was that it was a "Trunk or Treat" with arsenal personnel dressing up their vehicle trunks to create a scary environment to give the candy away.

All participants were responsible for decorating their own trunk and purchasing their own store-bought individually wrapped candy.

To make it even more of a thriller, a contest was held for the best trunk decorations. Even the local media showed up to report on this monster mash.

Coming in a very frightening first was Joint Munitions Command, Quality, represented by Celia Hadden; coming in a scary second place was JMC, G2/3 (Intelligence and Security/Operations), office of Lisa Olson; and coming in terrorizing third place was Army Sustainment Command contractors, office of Rebecca Peterson.

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