Community Involvement

CIM gets into Halloween spirit with community Trunk‑or‑Treat

Halloween costumes, decorations and an open car trunk full of treats.
CIM's Trunk-or-Treat drew about 700 people from the community. At top left is Warden Mona Houston and future Officer Munoz.

By Lt. Tom Lopez

On Friday, Oct. 18, the California Institution for Men (CIM) welcomed the community to its first Trunk-or-Treat family friendly event, open to the community.

The Disney-themed night also came with plenty of entertainment including DJ Banuelos, storm troopers from the 501st Legion, a photo booth form Parties Outta Sight, costume contest and multiple games for children. 

CIM welcomed approximately 700 members from the community to a night of fun, food and entertainment. CIM provided 57 cars of various Halloween themes for children of the community to safely trick or treat. 

The majority of the cars came from CIM staff, but we also had a few from California Rehabilitation Center and the California Institution for Women.

CIM received plenty of compliments from people in attendance, and the public even reached out through social media to express their appreciation for a great family night. The event was made possible thanks to donations from the Chino Valley Employees Association and CIM staff members.

“The night was a success due to team work. CIM staff came together with hard work, planning and organizing to make this a memorable night. The support from the community and the creativity of the staff who decorated their trunks really blew me away and I can’t wait until next year,” said Warden Mona Houston.