October 7, 2016

Is there anything more fun for kids than trick-or-treating? Going house to house to get candy in your favorite costume?

How about going from car trunk to car trunk – with all the cars in the same parking lot? It’s called “Trunk or Treat.”

“I think it’s instant satisfaction (for kids),” Taylor Easttom said smiling. “You don’t have to ring a doorbell. You don’t have to knock. You just open your bag and keep the loop going.”

Taylor is the Edmond Campus Director of Children’s Ministry. She’s preparing to host the very first “Fall Festival of Treats” at the new Edmond campus (900 N. Sooner Rd.) on Wednesday, October 26.

What she really needs to make that night special are volunteers to decorate their vehicles and fill their trunks with candy for all the kids. Two years ago, the volunteer bar was set pretty high.

“At the Downtown Campus, (one person) had a fog machine in the back of a pickup truck, hooked up to a generator,” Taylor remembered with disbelief. “Christmas lights were also plugged in. I was like, ‘they’re not playin’.”

To provide a trunk, sign up here.

Both Edmond and Downtown will recognize the “best trunk.” This year, Trunk volunteers are asked to use a Disney theme for decorations, and non-scary costumes are preferred for the benefit of the little ones.

The Downtown Fall Festival of Treats will have inflatables, games, and the playground will be open. Edmond will have carnival rides (including Casper’s Friendly Haunted House, the Trackless Train, and the Ultimate Bungee) and both the indoor and outdoor playgrounds will be open as well.

“We’re asking people to invite friends, family, and neighbors,” Taylor said. “Other than our Grand Opening (October 16), it’s one of our first events to bring to the community of Edmond.

“They need to come and see our new building – all the wonderful new attractions that we have for the community of Edmond, and how we’re so excited to welcome all the families and people into our building to celebrate with us. It’s going to be exciting.”

The festivities are from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Dinner at both campuses is from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Kids (12 and under) eat free and adults pay only $5.

For more details, check out the Event Page.