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Cappuccino Cruisers open trunks, tailgates and treats

By: Margaret Snider, Telegraph Correspondent
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Folsom’s Cappuccino Cruisers Classic Cars will host a Halloween Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, Oct. 31. It will be at their usual location in the parking lot near Red Robin at 1011 Riley St. in Folsom, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
“Monster Mash” and other ghostly tunes will blast from the speakers as young pirates and princesses, goblins and ghouls haunt the participating classic cars in hopes of a sweet treat offered up from trunks and tailgates.
“We are encouraging all classic car owners to get there early, if possible, decorate their vehicles and have candy and healthy goodies for the ghosts and goblins,” said Ray Marchese, who founded Cappuccino Cruisers with his wife Chris. “The only thing that will hinder the event is rain.”
Participating cars will be grouped together for the safest possible Trunk and Treating.
Sponsors for the event are KHITS, which will be promoting and attending the event, and The Chocolate Architect, 8505 Madison Ave., Fair Oaks.
The architect is Becki Dekoning Tyner, who is actually a licensed architect who got into the chocolate business after experimenting with a special recipe for chocolate that developed over the years. Everyone who tasted it said that it was remarkable.
“My clients, who travel the world, were just raving about it,” Tyner said.
She is sponsoring the award plaques for the Trunk and Treat, but she will also be bringing chocolate, Tyner said.
Marchese said that prizes will be given for best costume, best decorated vehicle, most ghoulish costume, best pumpkin (referring to vehicles), best witch, and a few others that have not yet been definitely decided.
A dress rehearsal of a sort happened earlier this month when Geno Bartley dressed up his 1929 Ford Model A with a giant spider, skull, pumpkin and candy. It definitely got the attention of the children present, including the McKiernan kids – Riley, 7; Trevor, 6; and Ireland, 4. Maverick, being only 9 months old, was unable to run over to the display.
“So far, Riley’s going to be a peacock, and Trevor’s going to be kind of a scary demon guy,” mom Chelsea McKiernan said. “Ireland decided to be a ballerina, and Maverick’s going to be a little Dalmatian puppy.”
Chelsea and dad Zach McKiernan of Citrus Heights have a 1946 Chevy Fleetmaster. Zach works as office manager and assistant to his dad, Bob McKiernan, who is broker/owner of Better Homes Realty in Folsom. Both Zach and Bob have always had classic cars, Chelsea said.
“A few months ago they had a client appreciation party,” Chelsea said, “and had Ray and the Cappuccino Cruisers out as part of the party.”
Tyner said that she has enjoyed being a sponsor of the Cappuccino Cruisers this year.
“I love old cars,” she said.