Canfield Presbyterian Church hosts annual Trunk or Treat

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Zachary Horvath of Canfield couldn’t wait to dig into his candy after he paraded through the Canfield Presbyterian Church annual Trunk or Treat event on Oct. 24.


Neighbors | Abby Slanker.The Canfield Presbyterian Church Youth Group decorated a car trunk as a giant frog and passed out candy on Oct. 24.


Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Canfield Presbyterian Church pastor Rev. Larry Bowald, dressed as The Cat in the Hat, found his friends in Thing 1, Ava Connelly, and Thing 2, Alexandra Skopic, at the church’s annual Trunk or Treat event on Oct. 24.


Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Attendees of the Canfield Presbyterian Church annual Trunk or Treat checked out a trunk with a religious, superhero theme.


The Canfield Presbyterian Church hosted its annual Trunk or Treat, which included decorating pumpkins, dinner and trick-or-treating from car to car in the church parking lot on Oct. 24. The event was free and open to the public. The event was organized by the church’s Christian Education Committee.

Jason Campbell, Canfield Presbyterian Church children’s ministry leader, welcomed the large crowd to the event.

“Good evening children of all ages. On behalf of our Christian Education Committee, welcome to our sixth annual Trunk or Treat. Thank you for coming out. I’d like to thank Detwiler Farms for helping us with the pumpkins and thank everyone from our congregation who pitched in and helped decorate and get ready for this event,” Campbell said.

Campbell said the annual event is open to the entire community.

“Our Trunk or Treat is an annual event and is open to the community. We have pumpkins for the kids to decorate, a pizza dinner and, of course, candy. We invited our congregation to decorate the trunks of their cars and pass out candy to the children. We have about 15 cars out here for the kids to visit,” said Campbell said.

Participants in the Trunk or Treat decorated their trunks, and the trunks were judged by Campbell and volunteer judges. A trophy was awarded to the best Christian-themed trunk.

“It’s hard to judge the cars. Everyone does a great job decorating their trunks. It’s hard to pick a winner,” Campbell said.

With approximately 75 children and their families, Campbell was happy with the turn out. That number is up from last year.

“This event is for all ages, and it’s really nice to see a range of ages. We sent flyers to Operation Blessing, our preschool and after school program to let the kids and their parents know about the event,” Campbell said.

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