The Idyllwild Fire Protection District, in conjunction with the Annual Idyllwild Halloween Parade and Carnival, announced a new feature to be added to the parade route — Trunk or Treat.

Trunk or Treat participants will decorate their vehicles and hand out goodies at the sides of the parade route. Vehicles will not drive the route but must be appropriately and legally parked. The participants are responsible for supplying any goodies, which they plan to distribute during the Halloween Parade, Oct. 31, according to Idyllwild Fire Chief Patrick Reitz.

Participants are also invited to be in costume, said Reitz, who plans a special “Grand Fire Chief” costume. Vehicle clubs are encouraged to join in the fun.

All Trunk or Treat participants must be pre-registered with the Fire District by Tuesday, Oct. 30. Please contact the district office at (951) 659-2153 to register or with any questions.

After registering with the Idyllwild Fire Department, participants will be issued a permit that must be displayed to enter the route, along N. Circle Drive.

“If there is no identification, they not participating in ‘Trunk or Treat’,” Reitz said.

Participants are responsible for providing their own “treats” to hand out, which must be store-bought and commercially wrapped. Absolutely no homemade treats will be permitted, Rietz emphasized.