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Do you participate in Trunk-or-Treat?

Asked by AlfredaPrufrock (9394points) November 1st, 2008

Someone at work mentioned that they went to Trunk-or-Treat last weekend, and I thought perhaps this was something their church did. But I find it’s pretty widespread. It’s interesting when holiday traditions change in such a big way. Do you participate? What’s it like?

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FiRE_MaN's avatar

never heard of it but seems like a good idea.

Bluefreedom's avatar

I can honestly say that I have never “trunked-or-treated” on Halloween but I’m willing to try. For free candy, I’ll try anything once. :o)

Sloane2024's avatar

Our church does it every year. Members from the congregation volunteer to decorate their vehicles with Halloween paraphernalia. For example, there is a family who transforms their black Ford Expedition into a colossal spider by attaching 8 enormous and spindly legs to it and fixing a set of 8 red eyes to the front. Everyone takes their cars, trucks, and SUVs to a large field on the outskirts of town. They open their trunks to reveal a plethora of candy. The kids in our church, all dressed up in their costumes, go from vehicle to vehicle “Trunk-or-Treating”. Music and games are played throughout the event, allowing for a Halloween carnival type scene. It’s incredibly fun, and helps keep the kids safe in a positive environment.

AstroChuck's avatar

First time I’d ever heard of that. Clever idea and sounds like it’s a lot of fun.

cooksalot's avatar

We have it put on by the local police and a local church. My son loves it.

seVen's avatar

No, it’s not Biblical so I don’t celebrate it.

aidje's avatar

My church back home does it.

augustlan's avatar

That is a fabulous idea! So much safer, and a much more “community party” feel to it. Sounds like even the adults get to have fun.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

No, but I did participate in “trick-or-trashed”, (i think you guys can figure out what that means_…. ;-)

azul's avatar

I think nothing can beat racing other kids in the dark to be the first to ring the next doorbell, and feeling like you’ve escaped your parents because they’re staying thirty feet behind you. But that’s really only a good idea in neighborhoods you know are safe. I’m happy that people find alternatives that keep the tradition of silly decorations, costumes, and eating tons of candy alive for their kids.

arnbev959's avatar

I agree with azul. It’s a wonderful idea for those who live in rural areas where there aren’t a lot of neighbors nearby, or for those who live in bad areas, but I don’t think it replaces the thrill that little kids get from going door to door at night.

amandaafoote's avatar

halloween just isn’t the same as it used to be…

cooksalot's avatar

Now @seVen even though it’s not biblical there are kids out there celebrating it. In my old church they made it a Harvest party to celebrate the end of the harvest, get the kids off the streets. It’s amazing how many families come back on Sunday.
It’s also a Harvest Party here with the church that does the trunk or treat. After all this is a crop state and the wheat, rye, barley, potatoes, corn, beets, hay, and straw are in. Now we just wait for the snow that comes in and doesn’t go away till spring.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

birthdays aren’t biblical, do you celebrate those, seVen?
What about the fourth of july? how about thanksgiving?

cooksalot's avatar

Now in @seVen’s defense. I’m all over the board I know Depending on perhaps his religious beliefs he may not celebrate any of those. JW’s don’t.

Sloane2024's avatar

Don’t attack seVen. I know MANY people who don’t celebrate Halloween because of their moral compass or belief that it’s not Biblical. The Bible does say not to associate with those things of the Devil (witches, wizards, witchcraft, magic, etc…). This is why I’m such a die-hard believer in Trunk-or-Treat. It allows the children (and parents to some extent) to get a taste of Halloween w/o participating in the secular aspects of it; however, I personally don’t see anything wrong with Trick-or-Treating, and I’m a very grounded Christian. (not that it’s my place to say, but just for the record) I did it all of my childhood, often tagging along with my pastor and his children.

cooksalot's avatar

Face it Halloween just like Christmas, and Easter has just become a commercial entity.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

Sloane, I was not trying to attack him. I’m only curious about seVen’s beliefs and want to educate myself on the beliefs of others. If he doesn’t want to help educate others, then that’s his right.

If you guys want to “defend” him, that’s fine, but there is nothing to defend against, I promise.

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