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Halloween is always a ton of fun for kids, but it can be soooo stressful for parents. You have to make sure they have a costume, that they’re safe when they’re out trick-or-treating, that they don’t eat too much candy.

 You know that feeling, right?

 Every year, I struggle to find something safe and fun for my daughter to do on Halloween. Often, she wants to go trick-or-treating, but that can dangerous. There’s always the option of going to trunk-or-treats hosted by local churches, or other organizations in town. Trunk-or-treating is a much safer alternative to regular trick-or-treating. Instead of roaming the streets in the dark, you can drop by decorated cars to get candy. You don’t have to worry about keeping your kids safe and out of the road, or be afraid that they will get candy that could have something in it that can harm them.

 Well, HealthCARE Express’s Wake Village clinic will be hosting a trunk-or-treat on October 31, from 6 p.m.- 8:30 p.m! And there won’t just be candy at the trunk-or-treat… There will be games for the kids to play and other foods, such as hot dogs and popcorn, so they can get a bit of food on their stomachs before they try to eat too much candy. There is something to do for children of all ages, as well as adults. While your kids are having supervised fun trunk-or-treating, you can stop by the Lifeshare Blood Center that will be set up at the event to donate blood. They will be set up at the Trunk-or-Treat from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Give a little of your blood to a person (or vampire) in need!

 There are plenty of other places in town that host their own trunk-or-treats or fall festivals. Most large churches in town and other organizations, especially, hold these events. Texas A&M’s trunk-or-treat will be held on Halloween from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mt. Grove Full Gospel Baptist Church will hold their trunk-or-treat, also on Halloween, at 6:30. Phone Pros, behind Target, will be hosting a Halloween event October 28 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and there will also be a Fall Festival downtown on the same day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can keep up with what places are hosting these events on social media and on websites such as TXK today.

 It’s always fun to get a list of when these events are taking place and dropping by as many of them as you can in place of roaming the neighborhoods in search of sweets. That way, your children can get a lot of candy and get to play different games, keeping them from getting bored at just one place. 

 Have fun, and stay safe, this Halloween and come spend it with us.