First Baptist Church of Alma’s Community Fall Festival is Saturday and will have games, candy and activities for all ages.
Community Fall Festival offers an alternative to trick or treating on Halloween, said Misty Sevenstar, an organizer for the event. The festival, held from 5-7:30 p.m., is one of the church’s FBC Loves Alma outreach events, she said.
“We like to show our community that we care about them, and we just want our kids to have a safe environment to enjoy the holiday,” Sevenstar said.
Festival activities will be outside the church’s family life center, weather permitting. The festival will have games, candy, snacks, hay rides and other activities for families, Sevenstar said.
Everyone is asked to wear a family friendly costume to the church festival, Sevenstar said.
Games will be geared toward kids of different ages, preschool to about sixth grade, but everyone is welcome, Sevenstar said. It is free to enter and play games, and candy and free refreshments also will be given out at the event, she said.
Sevenstar called the festival a “one-stop shop” for parents trying to enjoy the holiday with their kids.
“It’s easy for the parents because the kids get plenty of candy here and there’s games and snacks, and we have music,” Sevenstar said. “Parents don’t have to go door to door with the kids.”
With the event set for mid-evening, those who do want to do other things will still have time before or after, Sevenstar said.
Alma police officers will provide security at the event and help with parking, she said.