Church hosting Trunk or Treat event

Published 10:34 am Friday, October 16, 2015

For families looking for an alternative to trick-or-treating, churches like First Baptist Church Brookhaven have a solution.

“Halloween is known as a dark night, our thing was always to light the night with Jesus,” FBC Trunk or Treat organizer Carrie Sones said. “We wanted to bring light into that night of Halloween, and make it more family friendly.”

Trunk or Treat will be held at the parking lot of First Baptist on Oct. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. Sones said the location is ideal for trunk-or-treating.

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“Our church has a good location, right in the center of town,” Sones said. “We knew it was a location that is easily accessible to our community. We just wanted to open our church up, to reach out to our community.”

Sones said the event will have around 30 trunks filled with candy. There will be two inflatable slides, and a pre-school area for younger kids.

First Baptist has been hosting Trunk or Treat since 2011. Sones said it’s a popular event.

“Every year, we have welcome bags. We give away 500 of those every year, and we run out every year. So it’s very successful. Our success really would come in any of them getting to know more about the Lord, and getting to see that our church is a place where they’re welcome to come back.”

Sones said the event is open to the public and free. Trunks will contain treats for kids, and the event will feature games and other attractions like face painting and a photo both.