Treats from Trunks Offer a Safe, Fun AlternativeNovember 7, 2014
by AJ Dickinson
The First Baptist Church’s Trunk or Treat on Friday the 31st served as a safe, fun way for the kids to replace or even kick off their impending door-to-door adventure known as Halloween. There was a slight chill in the air that night, but after last year’s event was hampered by rain, churchgoers and Hudson residents alike seemed to have no problem as they warmed up with free hot cocoa.
Festively decorated cars, vans, and SUVs were parked along the perimeter of the church parking lot. Equipped with either plastic jack-o-lantern pails or the age-old pillow case bag, the children enjoyed their share of the abundant candy snacks provided by the enthusiastic vehicle decorators. The Trunk or Treat definitely provided the attending children with plenty of excitement even for those who decided to forego the door-to-door tradition later that night. The church also catered refreshments for the parents and children such as hot dogs, popcorn, chips, hot cocoa and soda.
After speaking with Terry Monstrom (a mother and member of the church for over 30 years) about the safety concerns of Halloween night, she said, “We just wanted to let the community know that this is a fun place to come that is safe.” As for the children, it was a fun way to get twice as much candy with a lot less walking.