|Emphasis will be on treats, not tricks at Halloween events planned tonight|
|Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor|
Oct. 31, 2006 - For those who were wondering: Yes, Halloween will be held tonight in Sulphur Springs and most other area neighborhoods.
Several churches, consequently, are offering carnivals and other events emphasizing the "treat," rather than the "trick" of traditional Halloween candy-gathering affairs.
At least three churches —First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs, Brashear Baptist Church and Our Savior Lutheran Church — will be sponsoring Trunk or Treats, events held at one designated location where children can parade in costume from vehicle to vehicle gathering treats, and in some cases receive free Bibles and enter for chances to win prizes.
All three Trunk or Treat events begin at 6 p.m.
First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat has turned into quite the event. Originally, the event was held on the downtown square, but as it grew bigger and bigger, the event had to be moved to the baseball field off Oak Avenue south of First Baptist to accommodate the many vehicles and steady flow of treat seekers. Tonight's Trunk or Treat will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Be sure to bring a large sturdy bag or bucket to accommodate all of the free loot.
Our Savior Lutheran will be set up on the downtown square to offer goodies from the trunks of church members' vehicles from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m
Brashear Baptist will be handing out tasty goodies to neighborhood children or any who want to attend from the church parking lot. For more information about that event, call 903-582-2334.
Wesley United Methodist Church will also be sponsoring another free event chock full of family fun from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the church, located at 614 Texas S. For more information about "Wanted Immediately: Super Heroes, No Super Powers Required," call 903-885-3383.
Families can also enjoy plenty of fun, fellowship and food offered by the Rev. Harold B. Nash Sr. and members of Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. The MCMBC's Alternative Carnival will be conducted from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, located at 208 Fuller St. A small admission fee ($2 for children, $3 for adults) covers the cost of the homemade stew and chili, hot dogs, chili dogs, Frito chili pie and nachos being offered.