Eastvale: VantagePoint Church Transforming Halloween Celebration

Staff Report


EastvaleVantagePoint Church is adding a unique new twist to their popular Halloween celebration.

For the past five years, the church has hosted a highly-successful Trunk or Treat event for the residents of Eastvale.  This year, they were searching for a fresh concept that would not only be fun, but would also promote a sense of community.

“While Trunk or Treat was one of our largest outreach events with approximately 4,000 people attending last year, it was also becoming too large for our venue,” said Monique Whritenour, Director of Community Outreach at VantagePoint Church.  “This year, we decided we would go in a different direction.  Instead of the community coming to our one large event, we will bring multiple events out to the community.”

The result is the “Halloween Block Party.”

“We will have ten houses throughout Eastvale hosting large block parties sponsored by VantagePoint Church,” Whritenour explained.  “At each house, we will be serving hot dogs, hot chocolate, and handing out candy.  The ten main houses will also feature different fun activities.  Some will be showing Halloween movies, some will provide games with prizes, some will have bouncers, one will have a petting zoo, and one will even have a haunted house.”

In addition to the large block parties, numerous other houses throughout Eastvale will be hosting smaller celebrations.  Each block party will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.  Admission is free and open to everyone, not just immediate neighbors.

“Our goal is to provide a neighborhood event for Eastvale families to get to know their neighbors.  People can visit one house in their neighborhood, or they can have fun at multiple houses,” Whritenour said.  “We want to increase the sense of belonging within our community and what better way to do that than having a party for our neighbors?”

For the location of a “Halloween Block Party” near you, call the VantagePoint Church office at (909) 465-9700.