CCU to hold fifth annual Trunk-or-Treat event to raise funds for Freedom Readers

October 24, 2022

The Coastal Carolina University Spadoni College of Education and Social Sciences will hold its fifth annual Trunk-or-Treat on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 6-8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the YY parking lot on S.C. 544, near the University’s main campus, just south of Brooks Stadium. There is a $10 fee to enter a trunk in the competition, which can be paid at the event and includes a base supply of candy.

Trunk-or-Treat is a family-friendly event hosted by the CCU Teaching Fellows program. There will be a food truck, Beach Monkeys, for all patrons at the event. There will also be donations collected at this year’s trunk-decorating competition for Freedom Readers, a local nonprofit organization.

Freedom Readers supports families in low-income areas by providing children with the opportunity to further their reading education by offering one-on-one literacy instruction and providing free books as well as an exciting learning environment.

“Last year’s Trunk-or-Treat brought in more than 200 families from around the Coastal community as well as from our partnering Horry County Schools,” said Macy Squires, a Teaching Fellow and Aynor, S.C., native who is helping to coordinate the event. “We already have 110 volunteers participating and about 45 trunks total. These trunks will be decorated with a variety of themes, and volunteers will hand out candy from each trunk.”

The South Carolina Teaching Fellows program is a scholarship program for qualified South Carolina high school students who wish to earn a degree in education and start their career as teachers in South Carolina’s public school system following college graduation. The program provides a $24,000 scholarship/loan over four years. CCU is one of 11 institutions in the state identified as a Teaching Fellows institution.

For more information about the event, email Squires at