Trunk or Treat 2016

Onalaska UMC hosted our first trunk or treat and hospitality stop October 31. Church members decorated the trunks of their cars and handed out candy. We opened up the building for restroom breaks and provided free hotdogs and hot cocoa. Many neighbors dropped by. The kids enjoyed the goodies, and the parents enjoyed the break! Some of our helpers shared their experience:

“Trunk or Treat was really an enjoyable evening.  It was easy (think Dollar Store) to decorate the trunk of my car.  The weather was nice, it was our own little Halloween party.  We do not get any children where I live, so it was fun to get to see all the kids in their costumes and hand out treats.  Families who trick-or-treated appreciated a hot dog and a bathroom break, in addition to the treats they received when they stopped at each trunk.  I have already shopped the clearance shelves to make my trunk even scarier next year.  I can’t wait.” – Mary Koblitz

“We had a great time helping to serve hot dogs and hot chocolate at the Halloween Trunk or Treat in the OUMC parking lot.  Now that we know how it works, we would definitely decorate the trunk of our car next year.  It would be so simple to put a few decorations around the back of our car and sit in a lawn chair with a basket of treats.  It was fun to see kids in costume since we only get a few in our neighborhood.”  – Rhonda Akeson and Duane Lom

 

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