Kids bring in Halloween in non-traditional ways - Local news, weather, sports Savannah | WSAV On Your Side

Kids bring in Halloween in non-traditional ways

Posted: Updated:
As thousands of kids trick or treat on Halloween, some kids in eastern North Carolina bring in the holiday at church.

Greenville Christian Academy marked the holiday with a fall festival. School administrators say this is an annual event that happened to fall on Halloween this year, a coincidence that brought out the costumes. 

The festival featured a hay ride, carnival games, food, a silent auction, and music.

While several churches hold festivals or “hallelujah nights” others like Covenant Church, head to the ice skating rink. Kids and their parents spent two hours at Blades on Ice. Kids and their parents dressed up in costumes or as themselves and put their ice skating moves to the test.   

"It's real fun and I like it better than going out trick or treating, or doing other stuff like that," said 10-year-old Jacob Dienes.

"We redeem the holiday.  We don't do scary costumes here. We just let everyone come out and have a good time. For most kids Halloween is nothing more than getting some candy and we're just providing a really safe way for them get to do that," said Children’s Ministry Director Melissa Norris.
  • Events Calendar

SHARE YOUR PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
CLICK HERE TO UPLOAD PHOTO/VIDEO TO
  • Most Recent SlideshowsMore>>

  • A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

    A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:33 AM EDT2014-08-29 07:33:30 GMT
    For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat.
    For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat.
  • Southern California gets more waves as storm eases

    Southern California gets more waves as storm eases

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-08-29 04:02:20 GMT
    Southern California is seeing the kind of epic surf usually associated with Hawaii or Tahiti. Beaches are thronged with wave riders and crowds are coming to watch the action even as seaside communities try to stave...
    High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous...
  • Woman unearths past of forgotten Indian cemetery

    Woman unearths past of forgotten Indian cemetery

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:09:08 GMT
    A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the...
    A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history...
Powered by WorldNow

1430 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

Telephone: 912.651.0300
Fax: 912.651.0320
Email: newsemailalert@wsav.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.