Mount Calvary Holds Trunk or Treat

Ben (left) and Caleb show that a green tyrannosaurus rex and a blue tree frog can be good friends. (All photos by Steve Bowman)

Mount Calvary Lutheran Church held its annual trunk or treat on Sunday afternoon and about 100 people showed up, according to the church’s pastor, Will Hanke.

About a dozen cars decorated for Halloween sat in two lines in the church’s parking lot and handed out candy to costumed children. It was open to both church members and the general public.

Next to the parking lot, in the church’s covered shelter, games were played such as the spider stomp and the worm bob, where kids bit gummy worms suspended from a fishing pole. They also danced the monster mash and got temporary tattoos. After the trunk or treat, pizza was served.

Organizer Tracy Sanchez, Mount Calvary’s director of children’s ministries, said they’ve held the trunk or treat for six or seven years. It began as an event for church members but they opened it to the public in recent years.

Cousins Joshua (left), Noah and Caroline pass out sweets from the back of a minivan.
Frank Kremer, a bearded baby in shades, hands out candy.
In case it’s not obvious, Elijah is an elephant.
Wearing a mask he recently purchased in New Orleans,Tom Koenig passes out sweets from the back of his sweet 2011 Ford Mustang.
Sallie Westenbarger strolls around the parking lot in a cow costume.
“Uncle Sam” Thomas doesn’t quite get a strike on his first attempt at ghost bowling . . .
. . . but he wins some candy for picking up the spare on his second try.
Geri Hill heard comments all afternoon about being hard to see with all the fall foliage in Brentwood.
We catch Celeste “Cat in the Hat” Kennedy and her husband John “Horton” Kennedy in the parking lot, heading home. We’re not sure how John drove with that trunk.
Tom Koenig rounds up the empty pizza boxes. Pizza was served after the trunk or treat.
Brandy Rocchio (left) is a friendly ghost and event organizer Tracy Sanchez is a jellyfish. Sanchez is Mount Calvary’s director of children’s ministries.
In the “worm bob,” Parker goes for a gummy worm that’s attached to the line of a fishing pole operated by Brandy Rocchio.

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