Lil’ Jammaz features 20 vendors for Trunk or Treat on Saturday

MORGANTOWN — Lil’ Jammaz Hip Hop Co. will hold its second Trunk or Treat from 4-8 p.m. Saturday. The trunk or treat will be in the parking lot of the dance studio and will include over 20 vendors, including Fox’s Pizza, Pasta Pals, WOW Factory, Kona Ice and Chick-Fil-A.

In addition to the number of vendors that will be in attendance, the Chick-Fil-A cow among other characters will participate in the studio’s trunk or treat. Corinthia Rilko, owner and teacher at Lil Jammaz Hip Hop Co., said that with more planning this year, she expects a larger crowd.

“Last year it rained and the wind blew so hard that it took people’s tents,” Rilko said. “This year, all I am doing is praying that the forecast is wrong and that it’s not going to rain. And we are expecting a lot of people.”
Last year, there was still a “decent” turnout, according to Rilko, but it would have been better attended if it had not rained.

The only concern Rink has been the weather, so Rilko is hoping the rainfall will hold off, but if not, she said the rain date will be Oct. 27. Rilko said the parking for the trunk or treat will be made available nearby at Sellaro’s Overhead Door Service and Toth Chiropractic and Wellness, since the studio will be utilizing their parking lot for the festivities.

There will also be wrist bands sold for $10, which will allow the children to participate in games in the haunted house, a snack and drink. Rilko said if participants bring in at least one non-perishable food item to donate to Scott’s Run Settlement House, the price for the wrist band will be $8.

Rilko said bringing in donations for the settlement house is a good way to give back to the community and help prepare for the winter, in addition to giving a good price for children to enjoy activities during the trunk or treat.

In addition to the haunted house activities, there will also be a puppet show and a “wonderful” face painter that is well-known in the area, according to Rilko.

Rilko’s goal for the trunk or treat is to simply bring families together at a low cost.

“Our main goal is to ensure that the children have a safe place to come, have fun and trick-or-treat,” Rilko said. “[We] just want people to enjoy the family time together and it not cost a fortune…you can’t find that very often.”