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  1. #31
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    I just wrote on this same subject on Frankie’s Girl, “That’s Just Wrong” post. It is one of my major pet peeves to say the least. I’m trying my best not to a point finger at just the whacked out fundamentalist churches or greedy mall business that see it as a way to make a buck. What I think though is the major problem is that sadly parents use all kinds of excuses to avoid having to take the effort of going with little Dick or Jane door to door on Halloween night. We’ve seen and heard their excuses but what it all boils down to is lazy arse parents and their kids. The only time I would support such a think as a trunk or treat is when it’s at a local hospital or care facility for the children or elderly. Otherwise I say ban trunk or treat!

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    Just my 2 cents...Trunk or Treating has been around for a few years now...
    ...didn't really notice it until I moved to the South, however...

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    I haven't seen any church or business directly running the one near here. It was advertised for ALL to come and decorate your vehicle and park on the main street of that town. There was also winners picked for best decorated and the few pictures in the paper looked like it was alot of fun. I would participate in a minute if our town did one...as long as it wasn't held on the BIG night!

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    This thread is just made for this picture.
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    A few churches in my area do trunk or treat, I know that's why I don't get any more than about 12 TOTers, I htink it is a shame. Even in my advanced years, I can so clearly remember going out , in the dark, slightly windy , night. And when we were old enough to be let loose on our own, we would go as far as we could, always just a liitle scared, who knew what was lurking out htere, some of my fondest memories are of TOTing. And when I had my own kids, I stil loved being out at night with them, the whole feeling of the experience. Of course, when they then got old enough to be out on their own, I was bummed I was deligated back indoors, I think todays kids are missing out on so much by not being able to just let loose and be kids, and that doesn't just apply to halloween, kids just don't play and act like kids as long any more, they grow up way to fast. I think it's quite sad, actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbret View Post
    One other thing... it makes me laugh when churches try to hard to preach to kids. When I was 7 years old, God wasn't a big influence in my life. Papa Smurf, candy and GI Joe... maybe.
    Exactly! When I was 7, God didn't influence my actions much, but Strawberry Shortcake, Barbie and Winnie the Pooh ruled my world.

    I had no clue what the heck a "trunk or treat" was until I read this thread...and I was born and have lived in the south my entire life...LOL I noticed a huge sign on Halloween night at a nearby church for "trunk or treat"...we had no clue what it was.

    I understand the concept of "trunk or treat" but heck, how is walking around a parking lot getting candy out of people's car trunks fun for kids? There's no way that can compare to the true ToTing adventure! It's a shame that yet another great Halloween tradition is slowly having the life sucked out of it.
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    We did the whole trick or trunk / fall festival at our church this year. It was a blast, especially seeing kids run in terror from the giant pneumatic dragon with a 6-foot armspan come out of the back of my SUV and grab people that were standing too close.

    We do ours on a night other than Halloween so we can all still do our own thing. There isn't any preaching to 7 year olds. We just have a ton of people with kids in the 3-12 age range in the church and it gives us all a chance to see everyone else's kids dressed up. Our kids love it because it gives them an excuse to go trick or treating multiple times each year.

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    I went to a Trunk or Treat thing this year with a woman who is religious. It was in a church parking lot. We dressed up and handed out treats from a decorated trunk. It was actually nice. They played Halloween music and some of the trunks were pretty cool. But it wasn't on Halloween, and I could never see it as a substitute for good old fashioned door-to-door trick-or-treating.
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    As a couple have pointed out, not all of these events are on Halloween proper, so it is not seen as an alternative to traditional TOT, however in our area, most are on H'ween night during the exact established TOT hours and are billed as alternatives, and with religious undertones. I don't have a problem with events like this if they don't interfere with the normal TOT celebration.

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    The trunk or treat I saw was exactly on the 31st from 6-8pm. I don't know if the trunks were decorated or not; I have a feeling if they were, it was very tame.

    I've lived in South Florida my entire life and this was the first year I ever saw this. Well, it didn't interfere with our TOTers, so I really didn't care. I can see it work as an addition to the holiday, but leave the big 31st to the kids who still like the whole knock-on-the-door thing.

    Bethene is right; kids aren't kids anymore. You couldn't get us into the house during the summer back in the late 70s/very early 80s; we only went in if it was raining. And if Halloween was on the weekend, we were running around from the second it got dark until your parents sent someone to get you. We've sterilized our kids environment so much and made everything such a politically correct issue; that's why I think the horror movies are getting more and more graphic, simply as a slap-in-the-face to that mentality. Plus, I see a lot of video game influence seeping into the movies. Which is actually fine by me. I am a HUGE fan of my PS2 (which is suffering from lack of use since I started playing WoW) and I have every violent game you can imagine. I only play them, however, when my little guy is in his room asleep. He doesn't need to see his mom running around doing drug deals in Vice City or plastic-bagging people in Manhunt. My husband doesn't mind; he says as long as I take my frustrations out on pixels, he's safe.

    Anyway.....DeadEnd, I envy you in October. Halloween Horror Nights!!!!! Have only been there once, but I totally LOVED IT!!
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