Columbia churches to host Halloween events

Thursday, October 29, 2009 | 10:10 a.m. CDT; updated 7:11 p.m. CDT, Thursday, October 29, 2009

COLUMBIA — Many faith groups in Columbia are planning events to mark Halloween. Some options for children and families include fall harvest parties or 'trunk or treat' events where children make a circuit around a parking lot gathering candy.

Some of the events:


6 to 9 p.m., Grace Bible Church, 601 Blue Ridge Road

The event is billed as a children's candy parade.


8 a.m., Underground Cafe, 111 S. Ninth St.

Karis Community Church will be holding a day of service to benefit the Boone County Council on Aging. Participants will meet at 8 a.m. at the Underground Cafe. Participants will be split into work teams and go out to different sites where they will help elderly residents with yard and house work. In a news release, Karis leaders said the church hopes to take a day that is normally geared toward gathering treats and instead do good deeds for others. This project is part of Karis' Shalom initiative.


4 p.m., Broadway Christian Church, parking lot, 2601 West Broadway

 Trick or trunk starts at 4 p.m., with a costume contest at 4:30 p.m. Hot dog, chips, and a drink provided.


5 to 7 p.m. Memorial Baptist Church, east parking lot, 1634 Paris Road

Visitors can receive candy and hot dogs.

5 to 7 p.m., Parkade Baptist Church, rear parking lot, 2102 N. Garth Ave.

Visitors can receive candy and school supplies.


5 to 7:30 p.m.Blue Ridge Christian Church, 2400 Blue Ridge Road

The Harvest Party includes a chili supper from 5 to 6 p.m, with games for children from 6 to 7 p.m.; a "Trunker-treat" will be from 7 to 7:30 p.m., with "dressed up" cars.

5 to 8 p.m., Christian Fellowship, 4600 Christian Fellowship Road

The Fall Festival is for children up to age 12, but they must be accompanied by an adult.


5:30 to 8 p.m., Oakland Baptist Church, 2345 E. Northwood Drive

The event includes a hay ride, bonfire, barrel train, treats and homemade apple butter.

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