Be Happy Anyway

Be Happy Anyway
From Brave Girls Club

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Trick or Treat

...or in our case Trunk or Treat.

We will be going to church tonight to participate in Trunk or Treat. For years our church and others like ours rejected the holiday of Halloween because of its pagan background.

Recently (within the past 5 or more years) or church has begun offering an alternative to trick or treating by providing games inside the fellowship hall and bounce houses in the parking lot during the day. Our pastor and his "crew" came to realize that they missing out on a real opportunity to minister to the people surrounding our church and the rest of the community by doing a daytime event. This is where the beginning of Trunk or Treat came to be.

So many people come to our event that we usually run out of candy. We have gathered almost double the candy this year, but expect to run out again. Last year we set up our truck for this event and had a really good time. We will be going this year but without the trunk.

Caitlin wanted a special candy bag so we gathered the materials...

Caitlin designed it...

I started cutting...

and finally I sewed it all together.
No pattern just pieced by eye. It felt good to have the sewing machine out again. It had been year.


MJ said...

Great bag! I see that your daughter has her mother's eye for colours!

Anonymous said...

Keep on sewing! I LOVE sewing!

Cozyflier said...

Hi Annemarie! The bag is adorable! Our middle school had a trunk & treat too! Lots of fun!

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