by Kim Tewalt on October 29, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Sunday’s dreary weather didn’t stop Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church from holding their 3rd annual "Trunk-or-Treat" event. Normally hosted outside with car trunks open and filled with candy, the event was moved inside to keeps kids safe and warm. In comparison to traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating, keeping kids warm isn’t the only safety precaution "Trunk-or-Treat" has to offer.

"We know how critical it is to keep [the kids] safe." explained Pastor Linda Morrow. "In this day and age with people moving so much, you don’t necessarily know who your neighbors are, cars whizzing down the road, whether it’s a major highway or a back road, this is just a much safer alternative."

Along with lots of candy, the event offers a special opportunity for those who come.

"People can stop, chat with each other, and actually get to know each other." said Pastor Morrow. "So it’s not just the kids connecting with the person at the door, it’s the families connecting with families that are coming around."

Morrow says each year the event grows, and she expected at least a couple hundred people to walk through. A partnership with National Road Elementary school helped sponsor the event and make it possible.