PHOTO CAPTION: Chester Police officials prepare to distribute candy to local children during the station’s 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat celebration on October 29.


Office of Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland                                           



Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020                                                                     

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                  


contact: Aigner Cleveland

Press Secretary


Nearly 100 Kids Participate in Chester Police Department

3rd Annual Trunk or Treat


(CHESTER, PA)- The Chester Police Department today hosted its 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat celebration.


Despite rainy conditions, nearly 100 children from the community came to the police station to receive grab-and-go Halloween treats. While standing under the pavilion, located directly in front of the station, the children moved in a socially distanced line from different tables, collecting free goodies along the way.


This year, the event was held in partnership with Making a Change Group and Girl-ish.  Both Chester-based nonprofit organizations donated candy and volunteers. Making a Change Group also provided music by DJ Cory Da 1 G-Diddy and free book bags to the children.


Several Chester law enforcement officials, along with Delaware County Deputy District Attorney Matt Krouse helped to distribute Halloween candy from the trunks of police cruisers that were packed with premade candy bags.  “This year we decided to prepare the bags ahead of time because of COVID-19 restrictions,” said Police Commissioner Steven Gretsky. “There have been so many events canceled because of the virus. We really wanted to find a safe way to bring a little joy to the kids and this community.”


Commissioner Gretsky, Deputy District Attorney Krouse, the Fraternal Order of Police, William Penn Lodge #19, and the Chester Police Chaplains donated the candy for this event.