Is this the same as Trunk-or-Treat? For the past 5 years, we have hosted a Trunk-or-Treat event for our families and the community. This year, we are modifying that event in an effort to provide a safe environment for our church family and community friends. Fall Carnival will be a drive-thru event and will have interactive stations with games that can be played from the car. We will not be setting up trunks at this event.
Is this event open to the community? Yes, however we are choosing to promote this event through our church social media and newsletters only.
What safety measures are you putting in place for this event? This will be a drive-thru event to promote social distancing. We are asking all volunteers to wear masks and gloves and to sanitize their hands regularly. Candy will be bagged prior to the event and distributed at specific stations to limit the amount of contact between our volunteers and guests. Again, care will be taken to ensure that volunteers are sanitizing before coming in contact with any candy or prize items. Game equipment will be provided to each child at the beginning of the course and can be used throughout the event and returned at the end, limiting the sharing of equipment and the need for sanitizing between each use.
Will the kids need to get out of the car to play the games? Most of the games should be able to be played from the car but it is ok if your child needs to step out of the car to play. We ask that you encourage your child to step out and play the game quickly to keep the flow of traffic moving. There will be a photo booth at the end where you may get out and snap a quick photo of your children if you so choose. We would love to see your pictures of the event and there will be a hashtag posted at the photo booth.
Will there be candy and prizes given out to the kids? Yes, the kid will receive candy and prizes. The candy will be distributed at specific stations by members of our First Church staff. The children will also receive a prize bag at the end of the course. We will have allergen free items as well by request.
Is there a specific path we need to follow for the drive-thru? Yes, the welcome booth will be located in the south parking lot off of Blair Street. We are asking everyone to enter from Emma on Blair Street. This is the street that runs next to the Bread of Life building. You will enter the south parking lot and follow a marked path through the event. You will also receive a map to follow when you check in at the welcome booth.
Is this event free? Yes, this is a free family event. We are asking for donations of canned food for the Bread of Life ministry if you are able to make one. These donations can be dropped off at the welcome booth and the Bread of Life truck. These are not required in order to participate in the event.
Can I volunteer or host a booth? Yes, we are still in need of volunteers to help run our game booths, assist with set up and clean up and traffic control. We are also in need of volunteers to stuff our prize and candy bags prior to the event day. The games and all materials needed will be provided. You are encouraged to come dressed up for the event. Volunteers can sign up by visiting https://www.firstchurchspringdale.org/ministries/children-spark-kids/spark-events/ or by emailing or