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Hundreds honor late, two-year-old boy at 'Liam's Trunk or Treat'

"Liam's Trunk or Treat" attracted hundreds of people to Twin Creeks Park in Central Point on Saturday. The event honors the life of Liam Elton, a boy who passed away at just two-years-old.

Posted: Oct 24, 2020 11:16 PM

CENTRAL POINT, Ore--- "Liam's Trunk or Treat" attracted hundreds of people to Twin Creeks Park in Central Point on Saturday. The event honors the life of Liam Elton, a boy who passed away at just two-years-old. 

Elton's family says he was a feisty little boy. In October, 2016, Elton was accidentally burned by boiling water in his home. He would be life flighted to Emmanuel Brown Burn Center in Portland where he was treated for 2nd degree burns. The burns covered 60 percent of his body. His family says after six days, he contracted a bacterial infection in his blood. He was transferred to the PICU at Legacy Hospital. He passed away 24 hours later on Halloween Day.

Out of the tragedy, his family created the trunk or treat event to celebrate his life. 

"They are just really great people that want to take his memory and honor it with his unfortunate passing on Halloween," said City of Central Point worker Nikki Petersen. 

Petersen helped in the planning of the 2020 event. The COVID-19 pandemic through some difficulty into the planning. Ultimately, the event was turned into a drive-thru. 

No matter how the event unfolded, the goal was still the same.

"His family decided "I want to celebrate with all of the other boys and girls to keep Liam's memory alive," said Petersen. 

On Saturday, roads surrounding Twin Creeks Park were crammed with cars that were filled with children wearing costumes. Decorated vehicles parked on the side of the road. Of course, candy was handed out to the kids.

At the end of the loop, there was a spot with Liam Elton's photograph. 

"It is so great. We love to see the families have gotten creative and they are dressing up their kids in the car," said Petersen. 

In a year of uncertainty regarding holidays, the kids were still able to participate in one of their favorite traditions. Of course, all of it was to honor the life of little Liam Elton. 

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