A Fall Festival, “Night of Safety,” is offered as a Christian alternative to Halloween from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Mt. Carmel Church of God in Christ, 2025 N. 12th St., Kansas City, Kan.
The event is free and open to the public, and is geared to children.
There will be food, a moonwalk, games and activities for children.
According to a spokesman, since a recent drive-by shooting happened in the area, many persons could be afraid to “trick or treat,” and this event is being offered as a safe alternative.
Members of the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department, Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department, Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools, Ad Hoc Group Against Crime, along with leaders and churches in the community, plan to attend.
Those attending are asked to stay at the event from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., although they also may stay through the entire event until 8 p.m.
“With serious thoughts and prayers, our church is committed to be there for the healing process of our neighborhood,” a spokesman said.