EUREKA, calif. (KIEM) – The Salvation Army in Eureka held a Halloween Harvest Festival this afternoon. Serving up cotton candy, snow cones, hot dogs, and providing a variety of games. It was a family fun event organized by the non-profit organization.
Before the pandemic, the Salvation Army in Eureka had small Halloween gatherings.
Lieutenant Lorretta Dulay, a Corps Officer with the Salvation Army explains that they decided to bring the event back this year.
“We decided that this year, you know since the restrictions have lifted a little bit, that we wanted to try again,” said Dulay.
The non-profit puts on this event as an invitation to the community.
“Everything is free,” said Dulay. “We kind of just want to let the community know that we are here. We are a church. Most people don’t know that we’re a church.”
Both kids and adults came dressed in their snazzy Halloween attire. The afternoon was filled with food, fun, and games for those who came down.
“We have all kinds of games,” Dulay explained. “little ring toss games and the balloon dart games. We have a cake walk and some crafts, and we also have food available… cotton candy and popcorn, snow cones, and hot dogs.”
Coming up the Salvation Army will be having its annual Christmas Toy Drive, if you need food or toys this holiday season you can visit their website: saangeltree.org