posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 09:16 PM
My area church did one of those last night - Truth is, kids don't care where the candy comes from - as long as the quantity of the candy is sufficient
And unless standing on the property counts as propaganda, the only thing that I see wrong with doing a Trunk for Treat is that the kids are not
earning said candy in terms of exercise (In our subdivisions, my friends & I would cover probably 5-8 miles, all the while carrying an extra 5-20lbs
in a few hours - Nothing felt better than to burn off the calories, only to regain then with candy & pizza). Those kids would only walk maybe 200ft or
most, judging by the size of the parking lots here.
Most kids, which the exception of teens & older, still sort of cling to their parents when going out (I mean heck, I wasn't even allowed to go out on
my own until maybe just before 6th grade, almost when I decided to call it quits). The kids that go out with friends or alone know plenty better than
to go crawling into a car for candy.
In short - Getting candy from a trunk is no more dangerous than walking up to a stranger's house, putting on a pair of black contact lenses, knocking
insistently, and saying in a mature voice when they answer "I need to use your phone, let me i...oops, wrong storyline. What I meant to say was:
getting candy from the trunk of a car is no more dangerous or safe than walking up to someone's house, and asking for candy. Only difference is that a
car can move away from any potential "tricks", while a house cannot.
edit on 1/11/2013 by fossilera because: spell check seems to be acting up tonight