Kula haʻahaʻa so sweet at Trunk O’ Treat


Photo by Brianne Reformina

Mrs. Nakamura, coordinator of Trunk O Treat, stands by her decorated trunk and gives out toothbrushes instead of the usual Halloween candy. Elementary kids went to various trunks and received tons of goodies.

From creepy spider webs to colorful Candyland, the trunks of teachers, families and Kamehameha Schools Maui high school clubs were filled with sweets Wednesday when the elementary school held Trunk O’ Treat in the upper elementary parking lot.

Children in costumes went from car to car collecting treats and enjoyed the early Halloween festivity. To add to the mood, cars were in their own “costumes,” being decorated in fun themes.

One of the forces behind Trunk O Treat, was Kumu Liane Nakamura.

“My goal for the Trunk O Treat was to have students make costumes and interact with their families,” she said.

The event invited creative costume-making and each KSM elementary student who dressed up was recognized. Before the children were sent off to trick or treat, they were introduced in costume to the crowd of families.

KSM high school clubs participated in the Trunk O Treat by decorating their own trunks and passing out candy. Ola Nā Iwi and Art Club members dressed up as part of the fun.

“My favorite part of the Trunk O’ Treat was meeting the kids and giving them candy,” sophomore Kiana Liu said.

Kumu Nakamura thanked the high school clubs for voluntarily joining in the event, and the clubs said they hope to make this participation an annual opportunity to engage with elementary students.