Have you Heard? The Carnival is this Sunday.

Have you heard? The Annual Harvest Carnival and Trunk or Treat is this SUNDAY October 27th from 2-5 pm!

(I know, NOT the 28th…some of you might have gotten a hand out Sunday with the wrong information. We are SO sorry about that!!)

The Carnival is brings in over 1,200 kids and parents from our community. It is a fun way to reach out, show love to those around us, and plant seeds about the church and Jesus! We look forward to seeing some of the families who come to the carnival walk through our doors on a Sunday morning.

Frog Flip Game
But, really! How much fun is this game!?!

“How can I play a part in this amazing outreach opportunity?” Thank you for asking!

Right now, there is a need for about 20 (!) more individuals to step up and serve during the event itself. The carnival runs from 2-5 pm, and we have two shifts that you can choose to be involved. During the first shift (1:45-3:30 pm), there are three spots to help at carnival booths, and someone to supervise those brave folks hanging out in the dunk tanks.

The second shift has several opportunities open…easy and fun games like “Duck Pond,” “Frisbee Toss,” and “Frog Flip” are looking for a smiling face to reset the game between excited kids and hand out candy to each participant. It’s an easy job! The second shift runs from 3:30-5:15 pm. We need 8-10 individuals to help. And tell you what, you don’t even have to come in costume… (although it’s more fun if you do!).

Making Cotton Candy
The fantastic cotton candy makers of 2018!

Carnival booths not your thing? You can definitely get creative and host a Trunk in the Trunk-or-Treat! Google Trunk-or-Treat and you will be amazed by the cool ideas that come up! My husband and I did a pirate theme last year and had the kids “walk the plank.” Arrr!

One of the biggest needs during huge outreach events like this is parking. Two years ago, we had people walking all the way down Halsey. It was so exciting to see so many new faces (although most were wearing masks). The dedicated parking volunteers are really what make this event safe.

This SATURDAY is a setup day, starting at 9 am. Come on down, help decorate & set up carnival booths. It’s going to be a fun time. If you have a few hours to spare during the week on Thursday or Friday, we’ll be making popcorn & cotton candy. The goal is to have 2,000 premade cotton candy bags (YES! You read that right). I just loved watching (okay, taste testing) last year as the cotton candy was prepped.

It doesn’t take a lot of time or effort, but your involvement in the Carnival here at Harvest has an impact on the community and on the kids involved here at church. Not to mention, it really does mean the world to me and the staff. We appreciate you so much.

If you are interested in helping, please reach out to the office this week. Faith Fox or Cat Frank are happy to get you plugged in and connected.

Jacqui Valdez