Yes, yes. We all know that trunk-or-treat events — those unholy community celebrations where people pull their vehicles into a parking lot and costume-wearing children go trick-or-treating from one trunk or tailgate to another — are destroying the very fabric of the doorbell-dinging traditional Halloween.

Still, are you seriously going to begrudge the children ANY opportunity to get free candy? (After all, like Whitney Houston, we believe they are our future ...)

Trunk-or-treat events are being held all over Northern Utah this month — courtesy of churches, businesses and other local organizations. Heck, there’s even a trunk-or-treat for dogs on Halloween this year: Doggo Trunk and Treat, with tricks and treats and exercise for your mutt, 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Ogden Dog Park, 2450 A Ave., Ogden.

Here are five first-class trunk-or-treat events being offered in the week leading up to Halloween, hosted by local cities and public safety departments. All events are free:

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