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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

First Annual Gnadenhutten Lion's ClubTrunk or Treat....

This year the newly formed Gnadenhutten Lion's Club of which I am the secretary hosted the first annual Trunk or Treat in the parking lot of the Community Savings Bank parking lot located on the square and across from the fire station. Trick or Treat was from 6:00-7:30. This being our first one and being on a Saturday and a football game night too....we weren't sure what to expect as far as a turn out. We had 140 treat bags done up plus a bag of little candy bars of about 40 just in case we ran out. Well, by 6:35....we had run out of all our treats! Luckily, the other Lion's Club members had candy that they were passing out, so we were still able to give out treats from all the trunks. We were just in shock at the amount of kids, parents and 4 legged trick or treaters! By the end of the night, we were trying to guess how many there were and we were guessing the number to be somewhere around 300 at the least....probably more! So next year, we are making up at least 300 bags of treats.

We all had a great time and the kids and parents loved our idea of Trunk or Treat. I was so surprised that so few of them had ever heard of it before. The kids were so polite and I heard lots of comments about how nice it was and how much they loved the decorations.

I hope you enjoy the pics and if you live in our neighborhood..........you are more than welcome to come and join us next year. All you have to do is drive in, open your trunk and decorate it if you wish. We encourage the ones passing out candy to dress in costume too!



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We hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween too!

13 comments:

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

they do trunk or treating in our church every year for the kids and they win prizes for the best trunk as well..love the photos..thanks for sharing:)

Sonia ;) said...

That is the cutest idea...Love it..and the pictures...

Smiles

Tina said...

That looks like so much fun. Miss being there and being around you creative people.
Funny dog costumes too.
Have a great weekend
T

lionsclubsorg said...

Great blog! We are featuring it on the Lions Clubs International Web site this month at: http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/member-center/online-community/blogs-and-vlogs.php

Thanks for posting, Eileen/Lions Clubs International Web Editor

vintagepaletteart said...

Great idea for having "trunk" prizes! We'll have to do that next year!

vintagepaletteart said...

Thanks Sonja and Tina! I know...the doggie costumes! I'm buying a box of dog treats for next year! Felt bad not being able to give them anything!

vintagepaletteart said...

Hello Eileen! I'm so glad that you found my post here! I specifically put that in the tag so this post could be found by fellow Lion's Clubs. =o)

And thank you so much for the feature on the Lions Clubs International Website! =o)

Lion Lori

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Great pictures Lori...a very unique way of trick or treating!!
Have a great weekend and super sales!!
Laurie

Sab said...

Nice pictures ! ^_^

Karri said...

What a great idea...I've never seen that done before.

Wonderful pics of the event...looks like a good safe time.

Karri

vintagepaletteart said...

Thank you all for the wonderful comments! It was so much fun and I really think the adults liked it as much as the kids did!

Len said...

I don't know how I missed this blog entry but I am glad that I discoverd it. What a great idea I've never heard of it before. It looks like it was a lot of fun.

vintagepaletteart said...

Thanks Len....and yes it was! We'll have even more next year, I'm sure! =o)