Halloween Carnival Fundraiser Mountain Park Church   

By Guest Blogger and Photographer John Tarr

 

Mountain Park Church in Ahwatukee, Arizona has an event the Saturday before Halloween every year called Trunk or Treat.

This neighborhood party is not only for the children and parents that belong to the church, but it is also open to the neighborhood families that live around the area.

It’s free and a very safe environment for families to come and hang out in a carnival type atmosphere.

The weather is perfect as it moves from the summer heat to the fall temperatures at the end of October.

Halloween Carnival Fundraiser Mountain Park Church
Halloween Carnival Fundraiser Mountain Park Church

Here is Natividad Mendoza giving a video interview before the carnival on why “From Gangs For Jobs” participates in these events.  

Halloween Carnival Fundraiser Mountain Park Church
Halloween Carnival Fundraiser Mountain Park Church
Halloween Carnival Fundraiser Mountain Park Church
Halloween Carnival Fundraiser Mountain Park Church
Halloween Carnival Fundraiser Mountain Park Church
Halloween Carnival Fundraiser Mountain Park Church

The judges for the best costume event that took place on the stage for every age group including the adults.

Halloween Carnival Fundraiser Mountain Park Church   

 

Mountain Park Church set up many booths to play games and pass out candy right in the big parking lot to the side and back of the church.

They even have a best dressed contest that was for all ages to participate in and a dance contest on stage.

All of the children were precious to see how their parents dressed them in their costumes, but the adults are quite humorous too.

The church has given “From Gangs To Jobs” a booth at this even to hand out literature to make people aware of what we do in the community. They also used it as a mini fund raiser of sorts.

Mountain Park Church has been instrumental in helping them in many ways throughout the years.

A number of our board of directors come from the church but many men not only support From Gangs To Jobs financially but also participate at different events that they are involved in.

Trunk or Treat was just one of these events.

Halloween Carnival Fundraiser Mountain Park Church

Even the photographers granddaughter got in on the act. The one on the left.

Halloween Carnival Fundraiser Mountain Park Church
Halloween Carnival Fundraiser Mountain Park Church
Halloween Carnival Fundraiser Mountain Park Church
Halloween Carnival Fundraiser Mountain Park Church
Halloween Carnival Fundraiser Mountain Park Church
Halloween Carnival Fundraiser Mountain Park Church
Halloween Carnival Fundraiser Mountain Park Church
Halloween Carnival Fundraiser Mountain Park Church

Here is Natividad on stage trying to explain his funny hat. They then made him dance to a song in front of every one. 

What he will do do at a fundraiser is amazing but it is for a good cause.

It was a fun night for everyone involved.

Natividad wants to thank Mountain Park Church and the people that volunteered that helped this event work and especially those that worked his booth for “From Gangs To Jobs”.

We look forward to it next year again. 

 

Halloween Carnival Fundraiser Mountain Park Church

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