October is one of the most popular months on the calendar. The weather is cooling but not quite yet cold, the morphing leaves make outside vibrant, and an excess of activities keep the nights and weekends entertaining. One favorite activity is a trunk or treat event, where individuals dress up their cars to give candy out to kids in costumes and run them in an automotive costume contest. 401 Jeep Wave and Creeps Car Club have added to that concept for their second annual Creeps and Jeeps event taking place Friday, Oct 28 at Mulligan’s Island.
“It’s an amazing event,” says 401 Jeep Wave President Gerald St. Angelo Jr. “Attendees can expect a full variety of Halloween decked-out vehicles, from cute themes to very scary, this year including jeeps as well as Creeps Car Club.”
Creeps and Jeeps features more than just trunking and treating. The event also includes over 20 food trucks (part of Mulligan Island’s Food Truck Fridays), a beer garden, music by the Molly Maguires and other non-disclosed activities (cue the jump scare music!).
“It’s a well-run event with fun for the whole family,” St. Angelo adds.
Both clubs raise money through their various events. In the past, they have supported organizations such as Mission 22, Go Baby Go RI, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Operation Stand down, and the John Martins Foundation, just to name a few. They have also teamed up with sponsors Harbor One Bank and Whalers Brewing.
“We focus mainly on giving back to our local community, as well as supporting all first responders and active/veteran armed forces,” St. Angelo says.
St. Angelo states that organizing an event of this magnitude is fairly simple, because of the great help they get from club members, family and friends in the community. Everyone has an important role and they all do their part to make the event a success.
“Our goal of this event is to make sure the children in our community have a safe and fun Halloween,” St. Angelo says when talking about the mission of Creeps and Jeeps. It will be like neighborhood trick or treating, where the whole neighborhood is committed to it – and can drive away when it’s over!
Creeps and Jeeps will take place Friday, Oct 28 at Mulligan’s Island in Cranston from 4:30 – 8:30 pm.