Trick-or-Treating Alternatives

With trunk-or-treating and community Halloween events gaining popularity among families on the Coast, is knocking on doors in the neighborhoods a thing of the past?
“Trick or Treat!” These three words instantly make you think Halloween, but in recent years, they are becoming a thing of the past. Community events and activities are keeping kids away from knocking on doors and bringing parents a peace of mind. Jacqueline Self said, “I think people are keeping their kids more close to home now, like in their own homes within their own families because I look back at my life and I think I shouldn’t have been in some of these homes.”
Biloxi Councilwoman Dixie Newman said, “It’s even more fun than going door-to-door when you have so many kids in one area. You have a lot going on for them to do so their mind is just racing and they’re so excited.”
Some parents prefer alternatives such as trunk-or-treating for safety reasons or having the convenience of everyone meeting in one parking lot. Others would rather be safe and trick-or-treat at indoor events simply to avoid the possibility of a rainy day. Edgewater Mall Marketing Director Michelle Rogers said, “With the weather looking like it’s going to be inclement tomorrow, the parents are always appreciative of that.”
Edgewater Mall is hosting their indoor trick-or-treating event on Halloween night, which is another option for families instead of trolling the neighborhood for goodies.
Parents tell News 25 trunk-or-treating is not only a time for kids to socialize but adults as well. “People are networking now. They’re coming together at churches or trunk-or-treat and it’s just sort of more family oriented,” said Self.
The Edgewater Mall’s trick-or-treating event starts tomorrow night at 5:30. Ocean Springs Trick-or-Treat Down the Street is tomorrow from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

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