Fall is such a great time of year. Night rolls in just a bit sooner each night, the air gets crisper, the wind whistles through the streets. It always means the coming of Halloween. Many of us rush to the store to pick up big bags of candy to pass out and look forward to seeing all of the princesses and action heros. This year, we took that to Fairmount Pines.
Christ Church had the opportunity to partner again with Fairmount Pines. This time our goal was to provide the kids a safe place to wear the costumes and “trick or treat” by playing games to win some candy.
Christ Church arrived in full force. Armed with smiles and great big bags of candy we played game after game. We laughed and squealed with joy. We stacked candy corn, balanced blocks, made necklaces and decorated cookies with the 50+ kids that attended our party. In addition to the games (or as I like to call it, our “organized chaos”), the church also provided dinner for the kids and parents that attended. Gracious servers scooped maid-rites, sides and punch.
Perhaps the most rewarding part wasn’t so much about the smiles, laughter and candy, but instead, it was about the number of kids that hugged a volunteer or gave a high-five and simply said “thank-you.”