Beyond Abuse with a Flintstones theme for trunk-or-treat at Greenwood YMCA

Greenwood YMCA’s annual Fall Family Festival involves numerous businesses and nonprofits from the community .Here, staff from Beyond Abuse are dressed in Flintstones-inspired costumes. From left are Jason Wise, Peyton Wise, Claire Wieters, Ruthie Bennett, Reid Romagnoli, Alison Romangnoli and Melissa Macias.

The track field and Camp Greenwood area of Greenwood YMCA are being transformed into a family-friendly fun zone and trunk-or-treat trail, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

It’s for the annual YMCA Fall Family Festival, which is free and open to the public.

There will be games, inflatables, horse rides and food, plus a costume parade for different age groups, beginning at 7 p.m.

The costume parade has divisions for ages 0 to 2 years, 3 to 5 years, 6 to 9 years, 10 to 13 and one for adults participating in the festival’s trunk-or-treat trail.

Sondi Creglow, Greenwood YMCA director of sports and special events, said this is the third year the Fall Family Festival has included a trunk-or-treat element.

“For trunk-or-treat, we’ve invited businesses, churches, sororities and more to hand out candy and some have games also,” Creglow said. “It’s a great way for the community to get involved with our outreach. They set up. They decorate their trunks and they dress up. They bring their own candy and hand that out. It’s fun for groups to do together.”

Camp Fellowship and Legacy City Church will be attending. Scott’s Martial Arts is setting up an obstacle course and various Lander University sports teams are helping with the event as well, Creglow said.

“At minimum, we have 600 to 700 kids come through here for the festival,” Creglow said. “We try to get as much of the community involved as possible with this.”

Contact St. Claire Donaghy at 864-943-2518