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Trunk or Treats: Halloween alternatives offered by local churches

– Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2300 Bringle Ferry Road, Fall Festival today, beginning 5 p.m. Trunk or Treat, “cup cake walk” children’s games, food. Free. At 6 p.m. the bluegrass gospel group Cedar Creek Gospel will be singing. Free-will offering will be taken. Public invited.
– Mt. Zion Baptist Church Trunk or Treat 5-7 p.m. today. Games, food, candy. Free. Located behind Clancy Hills Apartments on Shirley Ave. The Rev. Nilous M. Avery is church pastor.
– Calvary BaptistChurch annual “Scare Mare” through 7-9 p.m. tonight. Begins at the house above the church, continues through the woods behind the church, consists of 11 stops along the trail before concluding at the cemetery. Trunk or Treat will be held in church parking lot from 6 to 8 p.m. This activity is geared to children preschool through 6th grade. “Scare Mare” is $3 per person, or $2 each in groups. Trunk or Treat will be free to all children. 2255 East Ridge Road, just beyond Ellis Crossroads. www.calvarysalisbury.org. 704-633-2567.- Oakdale Baptist Church, 200 Charles St., Spencer, fall carnival, 2-4 p.m. in the church parking lot featuring music, games, food, prizes and an 18-foot inflatable slide. In the event of rain it will moved into the gym.
– Cornerstone Church, 315 Webb Road, welcomes kids small and big to participate in Trunk or Treat from 7-8:15 p.m. Halloween night. 704-855-1218.
– Concordia Lutheran Church, 185 Concordia Church Road, near Atwell Fire Department in China Grove, fall carnival 2-4 p.m. Games, moonwalk, hayrides, face painting, popcorn, cotton candy and nachos.
– Mt. Zion United Church of Christ, 1415 S. Main St., China Grove, Trunk or treat and hot dog fundraiser, 5-7 p.m., Oct. 31.
– Youth group of Immanuel Lutheran Church will have Trunk or Treat at Happy Farms 5-8 p.m., today off Mt. Hope Church Road near Happy Lake. Also hot dogs, desserts, chips, cotton candy, hot chocolate.
– Shiloh United Methodist Church on South Main Street, Granite Quarry, Trunk or Treat 5 p.m. today for area children. This is the eighth year they have offered this option for area residents.

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