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Hayward Public Library’s brings back Trunk or Treat event with a bang!

The Stack e-Newsletter: October 2023

October 10, 2023

Hayward Library Director Jayanti Addlemen welcoming members of the community to Trunk or Treat 2022

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Hayward Public Library’s annual Trunk or Treat event returns on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Heritage Plaza across the street from the downtown library.

This year’s event is bigger than ever and is being presented in conjunction with Hayward Promise Neighborhood’s Promise Fest.  The Hayward Promise Neighborhood is a collaborative partnership led by Cal State University, East Bay, focused on educational success from cradle-to-career in Hayward. The Promise Fest celebrates the partnership’s decade of service to the community and the expansion of services to the Downtown area.

At Trunk or Treat, there will be face painting, bubbles, crafts and activities for kids, free food, a car show, a job fair, and of course Halloween treats for kids.  Performances by cheer squads, bands, folklorico dancers, and many other local talented students are scheduled.

Bay Area Blues musician extraordinaire Aki Kumar will entertain the crowd with his singing, virtuoso harmonica playing, and his upbeat fusion of Blues and Bollywood music, which always gets the crowd dancing.

All are invited. Dress in costume, or come as you are, but fun is guaranteed for all.