For those looking for a safe alternative for trick-or-treating tomorrow night, there are several churches and other groups offering events. These include “Trunk-or-Treat” events where people gather in parking lots and decorate the trunks of their vehicles. The costumed little ones can then go car-to-car for candy and treats. Several of the local churches including the Elm & Hudson Church of Christ, Emmanuel Baptist, and First Christian are all doing this one.
First Christian Church invites children to come to their Trunk-or-Treat event this Saturday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The church is located at 2501 N Park Lane.
The Elm & Hudson Church of Christ will begin their Trunk-or-Treat event at 7 p.m.
A Trunk-in- Treat event will also be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church this Saturday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the church parking lot, 800 N. Forrest. The event promises to be a fun and safe time for all. For more information, call the church at 482-1775 or visit their website at ebcaltus.org.
The First Baptist Church will be holding a fun, safe alternative to Halloween for boys and girls of all ages on Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Altus Community Center located on Falcon Road. Doors will be open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. Harvest Blessings & Trunks ‘N’ Treats is all free! Children, parents and even grandparents can enjoy a hot dog supper (while supplies last) and soda. The food will be served on the east-side of community center.
Some of the local nursing homes are also inviting parents and children to come out for trick-or-treating at their facilities on Saturday. They include Plantation Village Memory Care who will be passing out candy from 6 to 8 p.m. at the facility on Saturday, Oct. 31; English Village Manor from 6 to 8 p.m.; and Tamarack Assisted Living, 1224 E. Tamarack Road, at the corner of Tamarack and Park Lane, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Mission on Wheels will host a Hallelujah Fest on Saturday, Oct. 31 at the 100 block of E. Walnut. This alternative activity to traditional trick-or-treating will include candy, prizes, refreshments and games.
Parents and guardians also need to remember that little ones will be excited about the activities and may not remember their safety tips. Be sure and remind them not to dart out into traffic, and not to eat any candy until it has been checked by an adult.
See page 7 of today’s edition for photos from today’s event at the Lincoln Headstart of the Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group, Inc. (SOCAG) Head Start Program.
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