Scottsdale church to host Trunk or Treat Oct. 25

The North Scottsdale United Methodist Church is hosting its 17th annual Trunk or Treat Festival from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, in the NSUMC church parking lot located at 11735 N. Scottsdale Road.

This event provides an opportunity for the community families to enjoy a free, safe and friendly trick or treating experience.

This year’s event will begin at 4 p.m. with carnival games, snow cones and bouncer. Food trucks will be onsite selling dinner options, according to a press release.

Halfway through the event the NSUMC Youth Group will lead children in a costume parade.  The night will end with the awarding of trophies for exceptional costumes and decorated trunks, and the highly coveted “Trunk-or-Treating.

The basic Trunk or Treating guidelines include:

  • Wear a friendly costume (please leave the scary ones at home)
  • Back your vehicle into a NSUMC parking space
  • Decorate your trunk (creativity is good)
  • Set up folding chairs next to your trunk
  • Place your treats (candy) in your trunk.

According to the release, NSUMC asks that attending families donate a box of cereal that will be given to United Methodist Outreach Mission’s, also known as U.M.O.M., in Phoenix.

This festival has helped treat the U.M.O.M.’s, New Day Center, to breakfast by collecting cereal for their families for over a decade.  The mission of U.M.O.M. is to provide homeless and low-income families with food, shelter and tools to build a bridge to self-sufficiency.

If you are interested in additional information about N.S.U.M.C. or any of these events, call the church office at 480-948-0529; visit them at 11735 N. Scottsdale Road, check out their websites www.nsumc.com or www.nsumckids.info or find them on Facebook and Pinterest.

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