Church at Old Town hosts Fall Fest in Helena

Published 1:47 pm Tuesday, October 24, 2023

By DONALD MOTTERN | Staff Writer

HELENA – The Church at Old Town in Helena welcomed families from across the community to their annual Fall Fest on Sunday, Oct. 22.

Children and their parents came from throughout Helena dressed in full costumes ready to enjoy the festivities which took place from 3-6 p.m.

The event, which returned for its third year, featured both indoor and outdoor activities that included a large gathering of vehicles for the church’s trunk or treat and collection of food trucks.

A number of inflatables were also present including jump houses, slides, obstacle courses and a T-ball center.

Children and parents were also supplied with free popcorn and cotton candy and a number of carnival games such as a ring toss and a Plinko board

“It was great,” said Ashley Bolen, kids director at the Church at Old Town. “It is an event that we love that just opens our grounds to the community. We get to love on them and show them what we are about as a church. It is a fun place for families to come, hang out and build community together.”

Attendance was noticeably higher than in previous years, with some estimates placing the total number of attendees at around 300 families.

“We’re excited to do it again next year,” Bolen said. “We love that everyone came out.”

Following the event’s success, the Church at Old Town is gearing up for their involvement in the city of Helena’s Christmas parade, which is set to occur on Dec. 2.

“We are one of the hosts for the Christmas parade,” Bolen said. “We will be here handing out hot chocolate or water depending on the weather during that.”