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By Jamie Stewart
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Trunk-or-Treat at Congregational Church

 

November 14, 2019 | View PDF

Jamie Stewart | The Shafter Press

There were games for the kids.

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.

Jamie Stewart | The Shafter Press

The kids were able to dress up and trick-or-treat in a safe environment.

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.

 

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