Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Trunk or Treat

Happy (belated) Halloween! This year, my family helped at our church, First Presbyterian Church of Lake Charles, with its annual Trunk or Treat event. I had never heard of this before moving, so if they do this in Pittsburgh, I was never aware of it. But it's huge down here. Many area churches host Truck or Treat to give neighborhood families a safe alternative to traditional trick or treating. Folks decorate their cars, open their trunks, which spill over with candy. And then they come, costumed kids from all over the neighborhood. When the church folk told me they had made 600 hot dogs, I thought they were nuts. But we gave away almost all of them! Obviously, no one has more fun than Pastor Fred.


Mindy Blanchard said...

Wow thats an awesome idea and alternative to trick or treating. (These days you never know what might happen while trick or treating with the family on the road.)

The boys look like they had fun!

Maria Sondule said...

Nice costumes! Wow, 600 hotdogs is a lot. Who had to take the leftovers?

leafmonster said...

Trunk or treat?! I've never heard of it. It sounds like fun.
We had the traditional trick-or-treating activity here, although Julia didn't go because she was sick. She wanted to be an acorn for Halloween, and so I got her brown pants, shirt, and a brown beret for an acorn cap. I thought she looked cute! She wore this costume to a Halloween party a few weeks ago, but came home in tears because she said everyone at the party laughed at her costume. On Halloween night, her siblings collected plenty of candy, so she's fine now.

jess said...

This year was our last Trunk or Treat. I have no idea why our church isn't going to do it anymore. We usually participate by sunday school class. My class had three trucks. We always take the opportunity to have a class social while giving out the candy. Food, drinks and candy galore!

Leafmonster, I'll bet your little acorn looked precious. Takes me back to the days when my daughter dressed up for halloween.