Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween! - Post 98

Decor from the church Hallowe'en Party

I spent the early part of this evening assisting with Trunk of Treats, held in our church parking lot. It was cool, but not cold, which sure helped these old bones. We had a great deal more candy than we had children to give it to, though. During the course of the two hours we were "in business" we probably had 60 visitors. The youngest was a babe in arms; the oldest (I know 'cause I asked him how old he was) was 33. He said he was getting candy for his 5 year old nephew who was sick and couldn't go Trick or Treating. If so, great; if not... we had plenty and anyone who wanted to come by for some candy was welcome!

The more affluent neighborhood about 3/4 of a mile from us must have had hundreds of children on the streets; we laugh about them being "bussed in," but they do seem to come from all over town. This was just our second year to do this in the church parking lot; perhaps the word will get around and we'll have more kids next year.

We got rained out shortly after 7 p.m., so we closed our trunks and came home.

The undistributed candy will go next week to our local Fishnet Ministries, where they will use it to fill Christmas stockings


richies said...

Not much trick or treating this year. My wife bought lots of candy that I'm going to have to eat. We have only had 15 kids so far this evening. The downtown merchants put on a big bash from 4 to 5 in the afternoon. Many parents take their kids there because it is daylight, and they can get lots of candy in just a few blocks. Many churches in town have activities tonight also.

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TSannie said...

We've lived in our home for nearly 30 years and I have never had to use both hands to count the number or T or t'ers we've had. I chalk it up to the fact there's only 7 home on our cul de sac. Guess the pickin's just aren't good enough for the walk involved!

Old Lady Lincoln said...

That's how it use to be in our neighborhood, we had only lived here about two years, and they started bringing vans and truck loads into the neighborhood. But now there are larger, newer homes and this neighborhood doesn't have as many kids. Also the surrounding towns all try to hold their's on the same night, that helps.

I believe the most we ever had was a little over 200, because I got tired of trying to keep count.

There was also a group from some churches handing out large treats from the trunk of their car this year in our little downtown area.

Sandi McBride said...

What a neat idea...a trunk of treats! I know everyone had a ball and boy can I commiserate with old bones!!!