COLUMBIA - The Open Door Baptist Church held its annual Candy Explosion Halloween event Wednesday night.
Families in Columbia came in costumes for a fun night filled with various games, treats and a bounce house. The church decorated its classrooms and sanctuary with Halloween decorations and had pumpkins out on display in front of the main doors.
Children in fifth grade and younger were allowed to participate in different games while middle school and high school students volunteered to help out with the event. For prizes, the older students gave out lots of chocolate like Snickers and Kit-Kats to the younger ones for completing an activity.
"Well it's a safe environment for the children to come and have fun and get a lot of candy," says David Lang, a Columbia resident.
The church has hosted this event for more than 15 years and continues to incorporate new games and recycle old ones year after year. The Candy Explosion Halloween event will be back again the same time next year.