What We’re Doing for Halloween

ChurchLeaders | 9/23/2018 | Staff
emilia (Posted by) Level 3
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What we used to do: For years and years we have done a huge Fall Festival in our own parking lot. We always did it on Halloween night as an alternative/supplement to trick-or-treating. It was a blast and we typically had a couple of thousand people attend. We did inflatables, games, candy and prizes. One year we did pony rides and a petting zoo. One year we had one of those huge climbing mountains. Restaurants came and sold food. It was a great event and I loved it. We considered it a gift to our community. We staffed it by asking adult small groups to adopt and staff a booth. This created a great night of community as well.

Why we changed: Over the past couple of years we really started to hear more and more that our people wanted to be in their neighborhoods instead of volunteering at the event. This was quite a change from several years ago. Especially after 9/11 people in our community wanted a safe place to go. We realized that people wanting to be in their community...
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