Byron plans early Trunk-O-Treat

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A youngster picks from a bowl of Halloween candy at Trunk-O-Treat at Byron Health Center.

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Byron Health Center will combine cars, candy and costumes for Trunk-O-Treat from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26.

Byron Health Center is located at the corner of Carroll and Lima Roads, 12101 Lima Rd in Fort Wayne. Trunk-O-Treat will be presented in the Friendship Corner courtyard and parking lot, courtesy of HTS Healthcare Therapy Services.

The event will be held rain or shine and is free of charge.

Byron staff and family along with special guests, the Fort Wayne Corvette Club and the Eel River Elementary School PTA, are expected to bring trick-or-treaters out a bit early to enjoy some pre-Halloween Trunk-O-Treat among parked cars with decorated trunks and an abundance of candy. Members of the community are also invited to join in on the family-friendly evening. Byron residents will also come out and help pass out the candy. There will be a fire roaring in the fire pit, or visitors may warm up in the Eakin Family Room with some hot chocolate and catch a spooky movie on the big-screen TV. The Wyss Farm Enterprises straw bale maze will also provide fun for area children.

Several local mascots, including the Fort Wayne Derby Girls’ Mean Jean, the Fort Wayne TinCaps’ Johnny TinCap, Crazy Pinz’s Stryker the Parrot, the Fort Wayne Mad Ant, Indiana Tech’s Maximus and the Indiana Tech Cheerleaders, the Three Rivers Festival’s Admiral Andy, IPFW’s Don the Mastodon and the Fort Wayne Fire Department’s Spotz and are expected to attend the event along with the Huntertown Fire Department. Several area car clubs have also been invited to attend. Several Byron Health Center friends and partners are helping to provide the candy, but additional donations of candy are appreciated.

Byron Health Center provides compassionate long-term care for adults with complex needs including physical, mental, emotional and neurological services. Each resident is recognized as an individual who seeks and deserves to reach his or her optimal potential. Byron Health Center and Miller’s Place continue a tradition of over 160 years of serving the long-term health care needs of Indiana residents. Byron Health Center is licensed to provide intermediate and skilled nursing care while Miller’s Place provides assisted living services to individuals who are more independent and are able to live in a residential setting.