Halloween Grows as a Sweet Community Tradition for the Whole Family

Ford Fund Activities Help Bring New Fun to a Fall Favorite

Female child in unicorn costume, standing in truck bed decorated with scarecrows, in front of Detroit Train Station


DETROIT — Halloween came early for Ford volunteers helping Detroit and southeast Michigan get all tricked out for a sweet and spooky All Hallows' Eve. The look and scope of Halloween festivities has evolved over the years, from door-to-door trick-or-treating to community events centered on kids and families. Right in the thick of things throughout the month of October has been the Ford Volunteer Corps.

Ford employees helped build the corn maze for the annual Detroit Zoo Boo, carved pumpkins and handed out candy during Zoo Boo activities. Ford volunteers also joined the festivities at Haven in Pontiac, supporting the annual trunk-or-treat for families. And there's a lot more to come!

Halloween Train Station flyer

Halloween in the D returns for a second year in the City of Detroit. Ford Fund returns as a sponsor in 2019 after helping to kick off the new tradition for children and families last year. An expanded list of activities will build off that success with candy and trunk-or-treat events at police and fire stations, parks and recreation centers. The Ford Volunteer Corps pitched in to support the candy drive and Ford employees are helping sort and pack candy.

Below are some of the events sponsored by Ford Fund. Everyone is invited to stop by and enjoy the fun.

• Ford Fund is hosting Michigan Central Comes Alive! Oct. 31, 4 – 8 p.m.

It's a Halloween celebration in Corktown and southwest Detroit with a spooky stroll and trunk-or-treat down Vernor Highway between Michigan Central (2001 15th St.) and the Ford Resource and Engagement Center (2826 Bagley St.), which will feature a haunted house. Stop by the Michigan Central Info Center on Michigan Avenue for some scary storytelling.

• Ford Fund is sponsoring the Haunted Park at Clark Park in southwest Detroit, Oct. 31, 5 – 8 p.m.

FREC or Treat – Oct. 31, 5 – 7 p.m.
Ford Resource and Engagement Center, 15491 Maddelein, Detroit's east side
Food, fun, games, giveaways, music

Wide shot of crowd visiting Trunk and Treat displays in front of Detroit Train Station