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Grab your family and invite your friends to come play at Trunk or Treat at First United Methodist Church Richardson. The fun begins this Saturday, October 29 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. This annual event is held in the northwest parking lots of the church, which is located on the west side of Central Expressway, just south of Arapaho Rd.

Each year, hundreds of children and their families come out to celebrate Halloween with carnival games, bounce houses, music and all of the candy they can carry. Many small groups in the church look forward to decorating their trunks in a fun or spooky theme each year. The hosts have as much fun as the kids, if not more.

Cheryl Bishop, Director of Children’s Ministries at FUMCR says, “Trunk or Treat at FUMCR is an opportunity for the church, pre-school, childcare center and the community to gather for a wonderful evening of trick-or-treating from car to car, bouncing in inflatables, enjoying dinner, listening to live music from our Access band, and getting to hang out with friends and family.”

Again this year, some trunks will have teal colored pumpkins as part of “The Teal Pumpkin Project” to show they offer non-food treat options for those trunk-or-treaters with food allergies. The Teal Pumpkin Project was launched as a national campaign by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in 2014, to raise awareness of food allergies and promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season.

This event is open to the community at no cost.  The Journey Youth Choir at FUMCR will be selling hot dog dinners for $5 to help offset the costs of their 2017 Choir Tour. Come celebrate with us – rain or shine!

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