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Old 10-02-2010, 12:53 PM
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A lot of the churches around have festivals on that night because of it being a rural area the kids don't get to do much trick or treating. So they have a candy walk and encourage non violent and non scary costumes for both adults and children. They have a costume contest with trophies awarded to different categories ( ages 0 to 3, 4 to 7, 8 to 12, and adult). After that a band plays while the kids are having their faces painted, watch a firetruck demostration and participate in other activities. Then about 8:30 pm they have hay rides and the candy walk for children 12 and younger takes place till about 10 pm. On the candy walk they stop at various stations to play games and receive candy. Everyone that comes is asked to bring at least one bag of candy.
Depending on what day they actually have it I know some churches have started early on a Saturday and for the older children they have a Booball Softball Tournament. Everything is done in reverse (run from third base first, bat opposite hand, when umpire says out, the runner is safe, etc.) They have concessions while this is going on.
They also encourage businesses or other churches interested in setting up a booth or table toamke a game and give candy to the children and they can advertise free.
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