ALVA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District invites the community to Trunk or Treat at the W.P. Franklin South Lock and Dam Recreation Area near Alva. The event will take place in the Visitor Center parking lot on the evening of Saturday, October 28, from 5 to 7 p.m.
“We are excited to host our very own Trunk or Treat at the W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area this year,” said Megan Parsons, Natural Resources Specialist. “We welcome the community to come out and join us for some Halloween fun! You can volunteer to decorate your car trunk or truck, and give out candy, or bring your children to join in the festivities and paint some wooden pumpkins. This event will be fun for the whole family!”
Corps employees and volunteers will decorate their cars and trucks and give out candy, and we invite other members of the community to volunteer and give out candy too, making the spooky evening even more special,” said Parsons. “One of our talented volunteers has been making really cute wooden pumpkin cutouts for the kids to paint. They are just adorable!”
“We are also thrilled to have the Fort Myers Shores Fire Department bring one of their fire trucks to the event,” Parsons said. “We hope everyone will come out and enjoy the beautiful cool weather!”
The Trunk or Treat event will be held at the Visitor Center parking lot on Saturday evening, October 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area, 1661 S. Franklin Lock Road, Alva, Florida 33920. Note: the event is on the south side of the Caloosahatchee River.
Please RSVP to Natural Resources Specialist Megan Parsons at 863-840-8598 or Megan.L.Parsons@usace.army.mil if you would like to decorate your trunk and give out treats to Trunk or Treaters, or if you would like to paint a wooden pumpkin. Trick or Treaters do not need to RSVP – they can just join the fun!
DIRECTIONS (access to the W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area is on the SOUTH side of the Caloosahatchee River):
From LaBelle, travel west on Highway 80, 5.5 miles past the intersection with Highway 884. Turn right onto Old Olga Road, travel 0.3 miles to the W.P. Franklin South Lock Recreation Area entrance road, turn right and follow to recreation area.