By Nicole Tull
It was perfect weather for Gloster Baptist Church to have their festive celebration on this past Sunday afternoon. “Fall Y’all in Gloster” featured games to win candy for all ages including a pumpkin roll, ring toss, dunking booth and punkin chunkin. There were also other activities for attendees to participate in like face painting, rock wall climbing, bounce house and a hayride. Refreshments of popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs and frozen treats were offered. Those wishing to enter in the costume contest vied for a $50 gift certificate to local businesses. Winners of the punkin chunkin contest also received various gift cards.
The festivities were open to the community. The parking lot was full of costumed children earning candy as they played each game. You could also find various church volunteers dressed up in blow-up costumes. Pastor Ron McLellan wore a church t-shirt. He visited the booths and encouraged the visitors. It was nice to see other staff members and volunteers wearing church t-shirts so they could offer direction to games and food. It was a successful outreach that brought joy to the small community. More information about the church and their ministries can be found on their website or their Facebook page bearing the church name.