Family Trunk or Treat Oct. 24 in Gillespie

Family Trunk or Treat Oct. 24 in Gillespie

A family-friendly Trunk or Treat event will be held from 3-6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, near the Canna Theater in Gillespie, sponsored by Gillespie Assembly of God Church.

At least 10 individually decorated vehicles will be open for a safe candy-gathering experience for they children, and Montgomery Street will be blocked off to create space for free activities such as a kids’ costume contest at 5 p.m.; fun and photos with a fire truck, stock car or ambulance; a bounce house; face painting; and balloon animals. Food including Frito pies, hot chocolate, Kool-Aid and hot dogs will be available.

“This is one way for us to serve our community,” said Pastor Nathan Nelson. “Last year, we had over 400 attend, and we look forward to providing a safe and fun atmosphere for a large crowd again this year.”

Street parking will be available near the Canna Theater. For more information, call the church at (217) 839-3855.