Since Charlie Brown’s Great Pumpkin story debuted on television in 1966, children have excitedly anticipated their Halloween costumes dressing up as princesses, soldiers, and animals of every sort who journeyed with Noah on the Ark.
For those of you who need a refresher, Linus writes his annual letter to the Great Pumpkin, while his sister Lucy carves a pumpkin further upsetting Linus’s image of Halloween. Linus insists that the Great Pumpkin is real, despite the disbelief of his friends, even Snoopy. Linus’s faith is unrelenting despite that fact that he doesn’t see the Great Pumpkin that year after falling asleep in the pumpkin patch.
This year, our community has been ravaged by Hurricane Florence. Halloween, the one night of the year that neighborhoods band together to “Trick or Treat” enjoying the excitement of our children and delighting in the imaginations which sparked their costumes will not be the same at all. Many neighborhoods will be devoid of light, and our neighbors are trying to pick up the pieces of their lives and rebuild their homes. Some neighborhoods may even still have building and other debris which may make it unsafe for our children to be out after dark.
But the Great Pumpkin hasn’t failed the children of Sneads Ferry. The churches of our community (Sneads Ferry & Holly Ridge) have banded together to provide a FREE evening of fun and Christian fellowship on Wednesday, October 31 from 6-8 pm. North Topsail Shores Baptist church is our host church again this year. There will be hay rides, a children’s play area, music, games, hotdogs, popcorn and most importantly CANDY!
Come dressed to play and enjoy an evening away from your worries to enjoy our children’s imaginations; Faith and Love of neighbor. You may even see Lucy get a kiss from Snoopy!