Trunk-or-Treat at Congregational Church
November 14, 2019 | View PDF
The Shafter Congregational Church gave the community a safe option on Halloween night, holding a Trunk-or-Treat event in the church's parking lot. There were dozens of cars and trucks, each one decorated in a different theme. Kids could play games and collect candy at each car.
With community members' concerns over the safety of this holiday, events like this are rising in popularity. Mother Juanita Contreras said her kids had a great time at the event, and that it eased her mind to know the kids were having fun in a safe environment. "There were so many neat cars, and my children loved the games," said Contreras.
Pastor Mark Scialabba, Youth Pastor Spencer Carpenter and a good number of volunteers offered kids and their parents a time of fun and fellowship.
The church is now gearing up for its annual fundraiser, the Holiday Dinner, later this month. The event includes a meal that can either be enjoyed at the church or picked up for takeout.
There is also the Country Pantry, which is open all day at the church and offers a variety of items. It is put on by the church's Ladies Auxiliary and draws a great crowd every year. There are baked goods, jams, jellies, handmade quilts, blankets, holiday decorations and more.