MOBILE, Ala - The ghosts and goblins will soon be out on the town! It is almost Halloween!
We still have some time to make this a special holiday for our little ones! And, experts remind us to really celebrate days like these because we can build traditions and wonderful memories.
One place to start when it comes to celebrating Fall and Halloween is the pumpkin patch! We stopped by the Pumpkin Patch at Christ United Methodist Church. They have thousands of pumpkins -- and, thousands of pumpkin-hunters! It's not just about finding that perfect pumpkin, it's also about spending time together and doing something that you can't do the rest of the year.
"It's important for the entire family to come because it creates those memories that they'll have for the rest of their lives. Mom and Dads can bring their kids one year, and then those kids can -- years down the road -- say I loved going to the patch as a child, so let's start that with our family. We'll get families taking pictures in the patch and it becomes an annual thing," explains Christ United Methodist Church's Cati Dole.
And, you can create your own traditions when it comes to carving or painting or decorating your pumpkins. Set aside a specific time, take your time, enjoy it! This really is a fun thing to do with our little ones!
Here's something you can do to start a fun family tradition: Christ United Methodist Church is hosting a FREE screening of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" Wednesday night. The show will start at 6:30pm in the Pumpkin Patch, so bring a blanket to sit on.
We also want this to be a safe time! So, remember to take a look at the streets where you are going to trick or treat. Get to know the layout, specifically where the cars are. And, drivers, remember, the little ones will be out and about Thursday night -- so, be careful! It's a good idea to make our trick or treaters visible. Maybe add some glo-sticks to their costumes or carry flash lights. Be careful with masks because they need to be able to see. And, avoid those dark houses. If you don't want trick or treaters, just turn off your front lights.
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