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Photos: Trick-or-Treaters Explore Pumpkin Patch At Church Harvest
By Jenna Strobel
Karly Walser hands out candy to eager trick-or-treaters. The Walsers have participated in the event every year and go the extra mile with their decorations. Jenna Strobel/WUFT News
Jake Fugate overlooks his alligator hide, which he used as decoration. “I hunted this one myself,” Fugate said. Jenna Strobel/WUFT News
Virginia Lewis interacts with trick-or-treaters while dressed as Little Red Riding Hood. The trunk decorations ranged from princesses to Star Wars and several other themes. Jenna Strobel/WUFT News
Children of all ages enjoy the face-painting activities at "The Great Pumpkin Harvest." The event included many different activities such as corn hole, a spooky house and a petting zoo. (Jenna Strobel/WUFT News)
Ken Crosby mans the “Lost Parents and First Aid” booth at "The Great Pumpkin Harvest." Stations were set up to ensure the safety of the guests. Jenna Strobel/WUFT News
John Foti pets a sheep in the petting zoo at "The Great Pumpkin Harvest.” The petting zoo included sheep, goats, chickens and rabbits. Jenna Strobel/WUFT News
Trinity United Methodist Church hosted its annual fall festival “The Great Pumpkin Harvest” on Sunday, October 25.
The church’s youth ministry team, the Trinity Yoots, hosted the event.
“I’ve worked this event every year for the past four years now and I love seeing all the kiddos dressed up and having fun,” said Kristin Ebbeling, an intern with the ministry.
Although the event is focused on kids, it attracted people of all ages.
Ken Crosby, an event volunteer, said this event is a great community outreach.
This year’s harvest included a “Trunk-N-Treat” set up for trick-or-treaters, where parents could decorate their car trunks for Halloween and have kids walk up and ask for candy.
The trunk decorations ranged from princesses to Star Wars and several other themes.
Jack Fugate used an alligator hide to decorate his car.
“The reactions I get are the best part, it has just enough scariness but not too bad because it is a kids event. I think the dads like it more than the kids,” Fugate said.
The festival gave youth a taste of fall fun to kick off the holiday season.
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