HALLOWEEN IN SHELTON: Screams, ghouls and candy!

Video game characters, scary creatures, and more could be seen walking around a school parking lot in Shelton last Friday night.

But there was no need for worry.

It was the 12th annual Trick or Trunk at Shelton Intermediate School, open to children of all ages in the community.

Hundreds of children, accompanied by their parents or other adults, attended the event on Halloween evening.

“We come every year. We love it,” said Lynda Pistey, who was with Hailee Walker, 12.

Hailee was impressed with all the decorated car trunks and the variety of costumes. “The fire truck was awesome,” Hailee said.

The Huntington Volunteer Fire Co.’s display included a mock coffin that caused a few screams.

The Shelton Youth Service Bureau organizes Trick or Trunk to provide a safe and fun-filled place for children to trick-or-treat.

This year’s weather was good, ensuring a big crowd. More than two dozen vehicles were parked in the lot, with the oddly dressed owners handing out candy. A DJ played Halloween-themed music to set the mood.

Jean Silinsky made a remote-controlled ghost dog named Zero that was causing a lot of youngsters to jump back unexpectedly. It was part of the scary fun near her family’s car.

Mom Jane Ryder said her kids love the event. “It’s fun,” Ryder said. “We like to see how the trunks are decorated. And after this, we’ll go walk around the neighborhood.”

She was with son Nicholas, 4, dressed as a Power Ranger, and son Jonathan, 6, dressed as Tigger.