With Halloween coming up this weekend, we've all been on the lookout for ways to get our hands on some candy in Central Texas. Fortunately, there are plenty of trunk-or-treat events going on, including one hosted by Vintage Church in Harker Heights, Texas.

Thanks to the ongoing pandemic, the holidays have felt a little off if I do say so myself. We've all tried to find ways to maneuver certain situations so that our children can still enjoy themselves, but we parents can help ensure they're safe.

Central Texans are resourceful, so there's been no shortage of safe events that are still fun. That's the idea behind trunk-or-treat events - that and maximizing the amount of sugar our kids can stuff their bags and buckets with, right?

 

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One such event you should add to your Halloween trick-or-treat checklist is the Trunk-or-Treat event hosted by Vintage Church at Harker Heights Community Park,
1605 Knight's Way, on Sunday, October 31 from 3PM to 6PM.  It's a family-friendly trick-or-treat and fall carnival event, and of course the kiddos are welcome to show up dressed in their spookiest costume.

People are understandably more careful these days about going to other people's houses for trick-or-treating. There's the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19, and of course the fact that you may be going to houses at which you don't know the person inside, so there's no telling what they're actually putting in your child's bucket or bag.

(Regardless of where the candy comes from, you should always check your kid's Halloween haul before letting them dig in.)

Trunk-or-treat events like the one being hosted by Vintage Church let you have all the Halloween fun in a safe, family-friendly environment outdoors in the fresh air.

Don't be shy about taking the babies out there, because they'll have plenty of candy for everyone!

Howl-O-Ween Costume Entries

Our friends at Vista Hills Animal Hospital are just as excited as we are for pets in costume. For 2021, we have teamed up once again to host a costume contest for cats and dogs, for a chance to win a wellness check-up at Vista Hills Animal Clinic. Here is a galley of the cute photos we have received.

These Are the Cutest Pet Costumes You've Sent Us So Far

It's almost Hoooooowwwwwwwwl-oween! *ahem* I mean, Halloween, and that means everyone's getting dressed up and celebrating spooky season. That includes our dogs and cats, who can have just as much fun as us!

Now through Halloween night, we're asking the good people of Central Texas to share pics of their pet's Halloween getup.

While it's fun to share pics anyway, you could actually win a Pet Prize Pack from Posh Paws Pet Resort and Salon in Temple valued at over $200!

Also, this contest is open to pets of all shapes and sizes, so if your pet gecko or tarantula can sport a witch's hat or devil horns like nobody's business, let's see those pics!

You can submit your best furry (or scaly) friend's Halloween boo-tique beauty shots using the entry form here, or you can use the Submit Photo/Video feature in our free app!

Let's look at a few of the photos we've gotten so far.

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