Poultney Halloween treasure hunt Oct. 31

A Trunk-or-Treat Treasure Hunt will take place in Poultney on Saturday, Oct. 31.

Revive Church and several area organizations will host a Trunk-or-Treat Treasure Hunt on Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31, from 2 to 5 p.m. throughout the town of Poultney.

The hunt for treats will begin at Green Mountain College Circle where families can pick up a map and clues. Following the clues, candy hunters will find trunks of treats at each location around the town of Poultney.

“Restrictions due to COVID-19 have severely limited community building events and the need to boost spirits and morale is great right now. This is Revive’s idea of bringing ministry to the streets and creatively producing a safe and fun town-wide event in Poultney. Halloween is associated with ghosts and goblins, and Revive leaders wanted to bring some light into the holiday as well as keep things safe for social distancing.” said Derik Kerber, lead pastor at Revive Church.

“Parents can load the kids into the car and come to Green Mountain College for the map, clues and goodies. From there they can take off on the hunt. Volunteers from many town organizations will be hosting decorated car trunks full of treats at each location on the map. Cars can pull up, load up with treats and head on to the next location. There is no need for anyone to leave their car! The final stop will be hosted by Revive Church. We will be offering music, hot dogs and drinks for those interested,” explained Revive communications director Miranda Morey.

Poultney area organizations partnering with Revive Church in the event include Have a Heart Senior Center, Poultney American Legion, Williams Hardware, Green Mountain College, St. Raphael R.C. Church, Poultney High School, East Poultney Green and Poppy’s Place.