Friday, October 31, 2008

Trunk Or Treat

Tonight, we put on trunk or treat for our downtown community. We ask members of our church community to come to our back parking lot and to decorate their trunk and pass out candy while the youngsters come around and trunk or treat.

We also had a table outside set up for cookies and cider. Our church family brought out plenty of cookies and the trunk or treaters appreciated having the cookies and cider after going from trunk to trunk.

It also just so happened that Halloween fell on the last Friday of the month. For us, our church community does a dinner and a movie. Thus, after they went around the trunks, they could go downstairs and have sloppy joes and chips and cookies while watching Casper.

It was a great night. The weather was absolutely beautiful and we had a fantastic crowd. We did not do a count, even though we had talked about have a "clicker" with one of our "trunk participants". We had about 27 cars decorated and passing out candy and we had well over 200 children and their parents come out. So, overall, we had about 350(?) on our parking lot. We had a ball. Here are some of the photos.


























We had a blast tonight. For the Zion folks who check in on the blog, THANKS for coming out tonight and providing a safe place for the kids to be. I truly appreciate your willingness to help. You made tonight a HUGE success.

4 comments:

Doorman-Priest said...

Trunk?

Jeff Greathouse said...

The trunk is where we put the luggage in our cars.

So, we decorate our trunks and pass out the candy from the trunk ... thus .. trunk or treat

This way the kids don't have to go from door to door

Jamey said...

What a wonderful idea! And it is safe and fun for the kids!!!

Jeff Greathouse said...

Jamey:

We have done it numerous of times and it is very fun and it is a very safe environment for kids.

Thanks for stopping by. I believe that I used you in one of my sermons this past year.