Onslow County celebrates Halloween with trunk or treat event for kids

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MIDWAY PARK, N.C. (WNCT) — Things kicked off at Enon Baptist Church in Midway Park on Sunday for the return of the annual fall festival and trunk or treat.

Pastor Jim Kelley said it’s a great way for kids to safely celebrate Halloween.

“Sometimes we like to do things that are inspirational, and sometimes we like to do things that are just plain fun, and what’s more fun than Halloween,” said Kelley.

All the workers were volunteers who provided candy and fun trunk themes for the kids.

“We just thought it would be fun, a good way to connect with the community and get involved, cause we’re not really from around here, but ya, we thought it’d be really fun to get out here and see the kids and play corn hole with them,” said the host of the Mario themed trunk.

Kelley explained that people have to be more cautious nowadays than when he was a kid, and he loves giving people a way to safely uphold holiday traditions.

“This gives kids a place, it’s all a contained area, folks are looking around and watching, and parents are welcome to come and participate as well,” he said.

Kelley added Midway Park is a transient community and it’s great to see some of the same people year after year, as well as all the new faces.

Kelley also said he’s thrilled with the turnout and he plans to keep bringing this event back in the years to come.

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