MLT Trunk ‘R Treat a huge success

Hundreds of ghouls, goblins, princesses and more descended on the Town Center neighborhood Sunday evening for the first annual Mountlake Terrace Trunk ‘R Treat.

The event, spearheaded by Sean Richards of the Red Onion, was meant to be a safe place where MLT kids could come and trick or treat and get together with their neighbors. Dozens of businesses, organizations and residents decorated the trunks of their vehicles and handed out candy as the kids went from trunk to trunk trick or treating. Richards estimates that around 1,200 kids came through the event, which surpassed everyone’s expectations.

Jeff Ritter, a local business owner who participated, had to go to the grocery store 3 times during the event just to restock his candy supply.

Some of the other MLT businesses involved were Nichole Rodriguez, Scentsy Independent Consultant, Jeff Ritter, Advocare Independent Distributor, Seattle Tae Kwon Do, Connie’s Massage, Double DD Meats, Creekside Church, Espresso Break and MLTnews.

Sean Richards next project is Shop with a Cop, a program to raise money for underprivileged kids in the area to go shopping with police officers for Christmas presents. Last year, Richards raised $1,500 which provided presents for 30 kids. This year he hopes to raise $10,000 and provide presents for 200 kids. The Red Onion will be raising money for the next several weeks starting with a fund raiser Monday night, November 1st at the Red Onion.

The Red Onion will be donating 20% of all sales and 100% of al tips from 5-8pm to the Shop with a Cop program.

Check out the Trunk ‘R Treat gallery below by Mark Hopkins. All photos copyright Mark Hopkins and used with permission. You can purchase prints of the photos at

Click here to check out more Halloween photos from MLTnews readers.

  1. I was really surprised at how great the turnout was! I got there about 4:40 to start snapping shots, and it was just a constant flow of kids and adults in a myriad of great costumes!And, if your photo is here, contact me… I’d be happy to provide a digital copy (for free) that you can print on your own. Just contact me through the website above ( I was just happy to get some good shots of a good time in MLT…

    There are more shots too in the ‘Trunk or Treat’ gallery on my website, and even more on the way… same thing applies there! If you see your photo, and want a copy, just let me know!

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