Truck or treat event slated

JOHNSTOWN — Brown’s Ford of Johnstown plans to offer savings to the adults, and goodies for the kids, as the dealership hosts its first-ever “Truck or Treat” Halloween event on Oct. 28.

“We’re having a parade at noon,” says Brittany Suchy, Brown’s sales and leasing consultant.

But families are allowed to stop in through the afternoon to browse and partake in spooky holiday fun, she said.

“We’re going to have tons of candy and popcorn,” Suchy said.

Following the parade, prizes will be awarded for best costume in two categories – six and under, and ages seven to 12.

Suchy said Roger’s Family Orchards will be providing cider, donuts and pumpkins for the public event at the dealership, which is located at 121 N. Comrie Ave.

The parade route is expected to be around the Brown’s Ford lot. In case of inclement weather, it will be inside within the Brown’s buildings, Suchy said.

Another aspect of the event will be judging on Brown’s Halloween Coloring Contest, being done in conjunction with dealership’s advertisements in The Leader-Herald. All entries must be submitted before 10 a.m. on Oct. 28. Entries will receive a coupon for a free ice cream cone while supplies last.

Suchy said Sacandaga Flowers on Route 30 in Mayfield will be bringing down mums and hay barrels, and hand out candy as part of “Truck or Treat.”

She said Brown’s Ford of Johnstown is a family-run business and the owners are happy to provide Halloween fun this time of year.

“It is a little way for the Browns and their family to give back to their community,” Suchy said.

People attending the free event are also being urged to bring along canned items or non-perishable items for the ongoing food pantry run by St. John’s Episcopal Church in Johnstown.

Brown’s Ford of Johnstown this month is also advertising “some great deals,” which the dealership says are “unbelievable.” The local business says it offers on the spot financing and all credit applications are accepted.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at