ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County took advantage of the warm weather over the weekend, hosting their 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat on Saturday.  

Nearly 25 organizations parked outside the YMCA to share candy, community information, and Halloween goodies with families. Parents and kids could also participate in other Halloween festivities and enter the best costume contest. Despite kicking off the free event last year due to COVID, the Y in Ithaca felt it was right to bring the event back to Tompkins County in 2022.  

“YMCAs across the country wanted to make sure Halloween wouldn't be canceled,” Christie Thornton, CEO of the YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County, said. “Instead of bringing folks inside, we have a place outside where people could come safely.”  

The TCat provided people free rides to Saturday's Trunk or Treat at the YMCA. They wanted to help people who don't have access to transportation get a free ride to Saturday’s event.  

Dameon Allen, the Operations Manager of TCat, says it’s important to bridge the gap, making sure all community members had a way to get there.  

“It's nice to be a small transit company, and we are able to do things like this and give free rides to community events,” Allen said.  

People can join the YMCA again on December 3rd for the Santa Run happening at Stewart Park.