Monday, October 29th The Rockford Police and Fire Departments held their annual Trunk or Treat event. Many local organizations and businesses, along with Bear Family Restaurants filled their trunks with candy and goodies to give out to children and their families. The trunk or treat gave trick-or-treaters and parents a safe place to enjoy some pre-holiday festivities. The goal was to provide a free experience of fun and fellowship for those in the Rockford and the surrounding communities. Families enjoyed trick or treating from about 100 “trunks”, plus many games and giveaways.

The news of McDonald’s new drive-thru spread fast Monday night. This drive-thru was the first stop for many trick or treaters. Before the trick or treaters pulled up to the “drive-thru” they were handed a coupon for a free Vanilla Cone and a Halloween FunTimes activity book by Rockford Police Officer Jesse Washington and compliments of David Bear, Owner Operator of four area McDonald’s. Once they started going through this drive thru the children saw it did not serve its usual foods, there were no burgers and fries being prepared during this shift. At the window trick or treaters were handed their orders of yummy candy from the person assigned to work the drive-thru, Edna Moore-Washington. After leaving the drive-thru many children took pictures with the apple pie that was outside of the drive-thru window.

“People come from all over the place to this event,” said Assistant Deputy Chief Mike Dalke of the Rockford Police Department. “It’s very positive for, not only the police and fire departments but for the Rockford community.” The Rockford Police Department said this event is a treat for them to be able to interact with the community and provide a safe place for kids to trick or treat. This new drive-thru was courtesy of the Bear Family Restaurants and McDonald’s Owner Operator, David Bear.

The Bear Family Restaurants was honored to be a part of this wonderful community event and plan on being part of many more to come.