Church to offer harvest festival as Halloween alternative
Lincolnville — Area cooks will vie for first prize in a chili and stew contest and children will enjoy games, candy and more at Crossroads Community Baptist Church's Family Fall Harvest Festival Thursday, Oct. 31.
The festival takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. at Lincolnville Central School, said Pastor Dave Pouchot, who added that this is the sixth year for the family-oriented event. "Everything is free," he said, including the food.
There will be a bounce house, a climbing wall, games and candy for the children, and prize drawings for the adults. Everyone is invited to partake of the chili, stews, hot dogs and other food, with a prize for the best chili or stew.
The event, which typically draws 100 to 125, is meant to "get folks off the street and into a safe place, said Pouchot. It's fine to come in costume, he added.
"We don't turn anybody away."
On a night when parents sometimes worry about the safety of children approaching houses where they are not known, the church offers its festival as a Halloween alternative.
"For folks who don't like to go from door to door, it offers a safe place and a fun place," Pouchot said.
Sarah E. Reynolds is a reporter for the Camden Herald.
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