Autumn is in full effect in the greater Philadelphia area. Summer citrus is being traded out for pumpkin and apple picking. And ghosts and ghouls are starting to pop up on front lawns, which can only mean one thing. Halloween is right around the corner.
The thrill of the Halloween season comes in two parts. First is the costume. Will your children be going out as classics like witches and mummies? Maybe it’s their favorite Sussman car dealership sales associate. Or have they recently been inspired by Brando to put cotton balls in their mouth and make an offer that can’t be refused? Regardless, it’s only a matter of time until their choice is squared away and their attention turns to the candy. Reasonably so, too. The chance to get it for free comes but once a year.
Your attention, however, might go to the candy for a different reason. As much as you want to trust everything your child will receive and consume will be completely safe and worry free, the thought that it isn’t never leaves the back of your mind. That’s where trunk-or-treat saves the day.
If you’re unfamiliar, trunk-or-treats are community sponsored events, often held by schools or churches in their parking lot. Community members park their cars, decorate them with different themes, and open their trunks that are filled with goodies galore.
The positives are as sweet as the candy your kids are itching for. As you set up your car, you’re not in a rush around the neighborhood to hit as many houses as humanly possible. You’re not trying to master the distance that lets the kids feel independent and you secure. You get to catch up with old faces you haven’t seen and even have the opportunity to create relationships with new ones. Meanwhile, everyone is dressed to the spooky nines, feeling safe every single step of the way.
The kids get to dress up. They get their candy. You get your peace of mind, and everyone goes home happy. Perfect! At Sussman Auto, we know prepping for Halloween can drive you out of your gourd but we want you to know we have your back. No bones about it!
Know about a trunk-or-treat coming up in your community? Tell us about it in the comments!