This week, I participated in Trunk-or-Treat twice. For those of you who don’t know, Trunk-or-Treat is an event put on by the Neighborhood School Centers so that children within the community can still go trick or treating without being fearful of their neighborhoods.
The first time I went it was at Cleveland elementary school and I went with my brothers from Alpha Kappa Psi. We all dressed up and decorated the trunk of the car with some spider webbing, a scary witch, and orange and black colored streamers. Then, we prepped the candy. We had about twenty pounds of candy scattered between different types of containers.
Then, it was time for the kiddos to come! It was crazy! There were so many children that we went through our candy fairly fast. A lot of the younger children were scared of our one candy bowl that had the moving hand in it and it was funny to see a lot of the older children’s reactions to the bowl.
The second time I went was at Edison elementary school with my one friend from EDU. Since it was a really rainy day, we had to have the event in the gym at tables instead of in our cars. There were not as many children at this event and towards the end, we were practically giving away large handfuls of candy to each child (it was fun to see their faces).
All in all, I really enjoyed participating in Trunk-or-Treat and would strongly recommend that you partake in it at least once during your college careers. My favorite part would be seeing all of the different costumes that the children decide to dress up in. The best costume I saw was two little boys wearing robot costumes that were homemade out of cardboard boxes, pop caps, Christmas lights, and a dryer’s “on/off” switch. So creative. Time to get into the Halloween spirit!