Newport, RI – The Audrain Automobile Museum located on Bellevue Avenue and the Fort Adams Trust hosted the first “Trunk or Treat Event” at Fort Adams State Park on Sunday, October 28th.

The community event benefited the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center with food and monetary donations to the Center to help those in need.  Over 500 people of all ages attended the event with hopes by the Museum and Trust of making this an annual event to round out the end of Fort Adams’ Fortress of Nightmares Halloween extravaganza.  Car enthusiasts enjoyed seeing classic cars while costumed young ones enjoyed seeing what goblins and ghouls were hiding in the car trunks along with special Halloween treats.

“The Trunk or Treat event was a record setting event for donations from the Trust to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, “ stated Jen Chapin, Director of Special Events for the Fort Adams Trust.  “While other fund raisers have been very successful, this one topped them all and appealed to all age groups which made it that much more popular and successful.  We look forward to continuing it next year,” Chapin added.

“As we expand the Audrain Automobile Museum’s community involvement and special family events, we are thrilled to be working with the Fort Adams Trust staff as they are so accommodating and helpful,” said Samantha Fowler, Membership and Events Manager for the Audrain Automobile Museum.  “By partnering together, the Museum and Trust can create noteworthy events that are well attended and generate donations to important and helpful community organizations such as the Martin Luther King Jr. Center.  It makes the gatherings have that much greater impact for all,” Fowler further offered.

For more information on Audrain Automobile Museum, visit http://audrainautomuseum.orgFor more information on Fort Adams Trust, visit

One of the young ones enjoying the Trunk or Treat Event at Fort Adams on Sunday, October 28th. Photo Credit David Hansen Photography

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).