Mount Holly is hosting their 11th annual Trunk-or-Treat/Fall Festival this year. This year it will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 29. This event has brought together the Carrollton community and other surrounding cities for the past decade and plans to do the same this year.
Members of Mount Holly Church and support team decorate their car trunks and fill them with candy for a fun, alternative way of trick-or-treating. This is a free community outreach event and people of all ages are welcome to come. Trunk-or-Treat is held before Halloween so everyone can come get their first batch of candy early and still be able to experience door-to-door trick or treating on the 31st.
There will be much more than just candy to eat at this event. Mount Holly members are bringing finger foods, cotton candy and a Cookie Walk.
For a different kind of fun, Trunk-or-Treat will also have exciting games for everyone to participate in including a bouncy house for children to jump on. There will be appropriate music playing for everyone to enjoy. For more entertainment, a station for face painting will be set up for everyone to match with their Halloween costumes.
What Mount Holly Church is most excited about is their hayride, which has recently become the venue’s fan favorite. The hayride will ride around the church and will stop from trunk to trunk if the children would like.
“Our hayride was such a big hit the past few years it will be within every Trunk-or-Treat we host,” said Thomas Maddox, staff member of Mount Holly Church.
Mount Holly’s vision statement is to “Reach the Lost, Help the Hurting, Invest in Families and Change the World.” They strived to incorporate this statement during the entire planning process for their Trunk-or-Treat event.
“This event gives us an opportunity to do all of the above by offering the community a safe and warm place to bring their friends and family to experience an alternative to the traditional Halloween events,” said Maddox.
Trunk-or-Treat provides the opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate Halloween in a fun, caring and safe environment. Mount Holly is well prepareed for a large turnout, so make sure to come out earlier than later while supplies last.