Get ready — the annual Trunk or Treat celebration is just around the corner! This year, mark your calendars for Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. to join the festivities on our campus and in the Family Life Center.
This is not your typical Trunk or Treat outing. For those who have not attended the event before, you will not want to miss this year’s festivities. Our St. Rita Team plans this event months in advance and goes all out to host a great party with festive decorations, food, games, and a costume contest.
“The Trunk or Treat is all about getting good people together and sharing in fun and wholesome games,” our Youth Minister Alex says. “It is a perfect time to step out of the business of life and school to enter into good conversation with people who share your values. The whole parish and surrounding community members are welcome to the event. It is inspiring to see families from St. Rita’s getting to know each other and enter into deeper communion with one another.”
Trunk or Treat is a huge event!
“We have families with themed cars that come, the local firefighters came last year, and Parish Administrator Stew Danos creates themed menus that include entrées like spider sliders and mummy dogs,” he says.
Throughout the evening, there are plenty of fun activities to enjoy — taking pictures in the photo booth, doing arts and crafts, playing carnival-style games, and winning prizes.
The main event of the night is the children’s parade and costume contest.
“The kids love it,” Alex says. “They love to showcase their costumes and have a lot of fun parading around the whole Family Life Center.
“It is inspiring to see the joy of the kids,” he adds. “It inspires us to continue to work hard
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At first glance, Trunk or Treat may seem like just a fun event, but the bigger reason for throwing such a party is to encourage parishioner involvement. Our parish motto is “Encounter, Share, Become” and even fun events like the Trunk or Treat are meant to reflect that motto.
“We want to create a welcoming parish environment, where parishioners can encounter Christ in the sacraments and each other, be encouraged to share Him with others, and ultimately become participating members of Christ’s Body,” Alex says.
Events like Trunk or Treat help St. Rita’s live out its mission in a way that often connects with many more people and families than some of the other events. There is much to coordinate and plan for Trunk or Treat — volunteers are always welcome. Even now, it is not too late to sign up as a volunteer. There is always a need to help serve food, bring more vehicles to use in the parade, and help set up and break down.
If you are interested in serving, visit our website at saintritaparish.org. Or, for more information on getting involved contact Kristy Seeliger at email@example.com.