Alton Webteam: November 2017
30 children, mostly between the ages of 4 and 11, gathered at Alton Methodist Church on 31st October for a party.
On arrival each child was given a luminous bracelet and, when all was ready, they settled in the darkened church to watch a 'Veggie Tale'. It looked as if the church was full of glow-worms! Afterwards, Philip, our Minister, talked about the message for us in the film and then it was back to the hall for cake and drinks.
Refuelled, it was time for games and craft activities. While half the children made paper pumpkins, Chinese lanterns and decorated glass jars to carry a night light the others tried their skill at glow-in-the-dark skittles, hoop-la and (best of all) eating doughnuts off a string. Then it was time to swap over so everyone could have a go at all the activities.
Last of all was the treasure hunt in the church. Each child was given a tiny torch to light their way — unfortunately someone discovered that the torches were multi-function and the church was quickly filled with piercing whistles!
Is that parents at the door? Time to go home!
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