Boo-Palooza brings fall fun to Chelsea

By CHRISTINE BOATWRIGHT / Staff Writer

CHELSEA – Morningstar United Methodist Church has decided to try something new this fall.

Boo-Palooza will kick off Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. with trunk or treat, a kids’ costume parade, games, free face painting and food, door prizes and more.

“We’ve done a fall festival before. We were doing so many things, we though we needed a cute, catchy name. We’ve had a really good response so far,” said Shannon Clark, children’s ministry team leader. “Previously, we’ve done the trunk or treat, the costume parade and the games. We’re also going to have live music. We’ve just added quite a bit this year.”

Dana, Lilly and Ava Tumlin dress up for last year's fall festival at Morningstar United Methodist Church in Chelsea. (Contributed)

The outdoor event is free to attendees, Clark said.

“Inside, we’re having a sports memorabilia silent auction to benefit our children’s and student ministry outreach,” Clark said.

The silent auction will offer everything from signed Auburn and Alabama memorabilia to historical items and landscape prints. The silent auction will begin Friday, Oct. 19 at 9 a.m., and will continue through Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. Winning bidders do not have to be present Oct. 20.

Attendees can also watch football on a projection screen television during the event, Clark said.

“We want to reach out to our community,” Clark said. “We invite our community to come and have a fun time.”

Morningstar United Methodist Church is located off Shelby County 11 in Chelsea near Chelsea High School. For more information, visit Morningstarumc.com or call 678-2572.