Samaritan and St. Mary’s Hospitals to Offer “Trunk or Treat” Safe Halloween’s Eve Activities for Children

Samaritan and St. Mary’s hospitals of Troy, in celebration of its newly opened $10 million parking garage on the Samaritan campus, will hold a “Trunk or Treat” event offering children a safe place to trick or treat in advance of Halloween activities, Friday, Oct. 30, 4 – 7 p.m., Samaritan Hospital Parking Garage, ground floor, 2215 Burdett Ave. (entrance on Eagle St. between Burdett Ave. & 17 St.), Troy.

Trunk or Treat are popular events that bring Halloween safely and conveniently to a central location, such as a parking lot, where parents can take their kids and go from car to car for candy and treats.

This safe, family-friendly event is sponsored by staff from Samaritan and St. Mary’s hospitals, and other local community agencies who will gather their decorated vehicles in the Samaritan Hospital parking lot and pass out treats from their trunks. The event is open to children 13 years of age and younger. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

“We always strive to be a part of the community that we serve, and we want to continue to be good neighbors,” said Norman E. Dascher, chief executive officer of Samaritan and St. Mary’s hospitals and vice president of Acute Care Troy, St. Peter’s Health Partners. “We wanted to give parents a safe place to take their kids trick or treating, so we thought a trunk or treating event would be fun, and what better place to do that than our new parking garage.”

SPHP opened its newly constructed $10 million, 570-car parking garage on the Samaritan campus in August. The new four-level building is part of the health system’s $99 million Troy Master Facilities Plan (MFP) – a strategic, multi-phase plan aimed at revitalizing the infrastructure of Samaritan and St. Mary’s hospitals, and transforming the future of health care in Troy, Rensselaer County, and the surrounding communities.

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