UNION — A local church will offer children and their families a safe alternative to trick or treating on Halloween.
Fairforest Baptist Church is sponsoring a “Candy Fest” on Halloween from 6-8 p.m. at the Union County Stadium parking lot on the Duncan Bypass.
“Candy Fest is a trunk or treat,” organizer Tasha Tollison said. “It is a safe, one stop alternative to door-to-door trick or treating.”
Tollison said that church members will fill the trunks of their cars with candy which they will hand during the event.
In addition to the candy that will be handed out, Tollison said there will be face painting and door prizes. She said the door prizes will include two adult movie baskets and one boy and one girl toy baskets.
Candy Fest will also feature a fire truck from which candy will be passed out. Two other vehicles will also be present, but from those something besides candy will be passed out.
“There is two other featured vehicles,” Tollison said. “One is a toy store which will hand out free toys. There will be a coffee shop which will hand out free coffee to adults.”
Candy Fest is annual event sponsored by Fairforest Baptist. The first Candy Fest, which was held in 2012, attracted more than 1,000 people.
For more information about Candy Fest and Fairforest Baptist Church go to the church website at www.fbcofunion.com.
Want to make this Halloween even more special for your little trick-or-treaters? How about having their picture published in The Union Daily Times?
On Halloween, once they are in their costumes, take a picture of your little trick-or-treaters and email them as a jpeg attachment to The Union Daily Times with their names and your contact information by no later than noon the following Friday, Nov. 1.
Churches that hold Halloween celebrations are also invited to submit photos of their events or contact The Union Daily Times about having a photographer come and photograph them. The photos of those events, along with those submitted by the parents of Union County’s little trick-or-treaters, will be published in the next edition of The Union Daily Times.
So, for an extra Halloween treat for you and your little ones, take those pictures and send them and the requested information to firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com.
Editor Charles Warner can be reached at 864-427-1234, ext. 14, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org