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Is Door to Door Trick or Treating Fading Out?

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - It's called "Trunk or Treat," a popular and safer alternative to the traditional way of getting candy.

To some it may seem the door to door method of of "Trick or Treating" is fading out, especially for parents who don't want to worry about their kids whereabouts.

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints, also known as the Mormons parked their cars and decorated their trunks in the parking lot of an LDS church building on 4th Avenue in Kennewick.  Instead of going door to door, they go trunk to trunk, giving parents little to worry about.

"We really appreciate the fact that the kids have a safe place to do the trick or treating and from their perspective, they can get an awful lot done in a short period of time," said Kyle Coleman, a trunk or treat participant.

At this particular event, kids where filling up their bags in 30 minutes or less, then making a second round for more.

But both kids and parents say they won't give up the traditional door to door method just yet, some just look at it as a way to get double the candy.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints is divided in to Stakes and then in to wards.  Some wards share the same building for their church services.  To accommodate every ward, they reserve at least two days for each ward to have their own trunk or treating event.  Members of the community are welcome to join in on the fun.  The times vary depending on the ward, but many will meet between the hours of 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Halloween night.

The Faith Assembly Church is also having their own trunk or treating event at 1800 North Road 72 in Pasco from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Halloween night.  The public is also invited to attend.