Thursday, October 26, 2017

AWANA Thursday

It's Thursday, so that means it's time for the weekly AWANA report.

However, this week, there was not an AWANA meeting as instead, the chapel held it's annual Harvest festival and Trunk or Treat event.  Last year, we attended but this year we decided to decorate the car and pass out candy to all the kids in attendance.

Since the rule is that costumes cannot be scary or gory, zombies were out of the question, so we just recycled the costumes from last year..

Ashleigh was Supergirl..

And Garrett was a police officer.

And here they are together in our trunk or treat display.

This year, the them for the cars was Disney Movies and TV..  We decided to go with Hunchback of Notre Dame.  We hooked up a projector to a portable power tank and looped a video of "God Help the Outcasts" on a screen along with a handmade stained glass window back made on parchment paper and backlit with Christmas lights.  Chalk and black poster boards, some LED powered candles and a flat sheet to look like a floor and our look was complete.

Here's a video showing how it looks all together in action.  
A Lilo and Stitch Car

Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs

Finding Nemo

Star Wars

Along with a very authentic looking Dark Vadar

And here is Alyssa, dressed up as Esmeralda ready to pass out candy to all the kiddos.

While Alyssa passed out candy, the littles and I went ahead and did their trunk or treating and played a few games. There were two bouncy houses for them to enjoy, which they ended up spending most of their tickets to do ;)

There seemed to me many more kids this year than last year.  I always get a kick seeing all the wonderful costumes that the little kids wear. 

The little mermaid car. 

The kids did spend some of their tickets playing games to win more candy.

However, the bouncy castle ended up calling them back for more.

This is the trophy given to the car with the most votes for Trunk or Treat.  We don't know who won yet, but I have a feeling that Darth Vadar will probably end up with this on his shelf ;)

As the event began to wind down, the kids decided to hang out in the car, listening to "God Help the Outcasts" and enjoying their Halloween treats.   And we even had a nice surprise when we heard the Challenger driving through the parking lot and realized Dad had shown up to come see how things were going :)

You can see the Power Tank sitting in the back seat of the car that was running our whole display. 

It seems like the Harvest Festival was a huge success and I was happy to see so many people out to support the base chapel.  It's an excellent outreach program and I know the kids had a blast.

But that's not to say that we've been slacking off on our memorization.  We have spent this week with Ashleigh memorizing the first 20 books of the Bible as well as memorizing Genesis 12:1-2 and Proverbs 1:7 to recite next week :) 


  1. Melanie, we had such a good time. And it was lots of fun to actually participate with the Trunk or Treat rather than just attending :)


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