Camp Humphreys hosts community 'Hallelujah Night'
November 9, 2012
CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The first Hallelujah Night, a community alternative to the normal activities of Halloween, took place in the Super Gym, Oct.31.
Chaplain (Maj.) John Chun, the garrison command chaplain, has had the idea to organize the Hallelujah Night for the last three years.
"Some people may not want to participate in an event with scary costumes," he said. "[Hallelujah Night] is an alternative program for people who want to just come and have fun with nothing scary. We were going to start something like this before, but we just didn't have enough personnel or time. Hopefully, the next garrison chaplain will continue the tradition."
"The main thing is to just enjoy and have fun and make sure your kids don't eat too many candies," Chun said to those who attended the event.
Instead of scary costumes, smoke effects and traditional trick-or-treat, at the Hallelujah Night kids and their parents had a peaceful atmosphere, a variety of Bible thematic activities and games with sweets and candies for prizes, free treats and the prizes for the Best Dressed Bible Character contest.
Staff Sgt. Scott Peters, assigned to 568th Medical Company, was glad to spend time with his family at the event.
"This is our first Halloween here and I'm glad they did Hallelujah Night," he said. "I think it is really nice and the kids really like it. They have a lot of activities for them to do. They definitely should do it again. My daughter went around, did all the activities, and got her face painted so it was a lot of fun for her."