ST. CLOUD - The 2nd annual Trunk-or-Treat party at Grace United Methodist Church was forced to adjust from outside to inside from the early fall snow Friday evening.

While the trunk portion of the night was put on hold, kids were still able to get all the candy  they could handle inside.

Pastor Dianna Dunham says while the event did not go as planned, this gave her and other volunteers a chance to show the community churches are a safe place for everyone.

"We know that [some people] are not always comfortable walking into a church. We just wanted everyone to know that this is a safe space and that we love having people here."

Whether the event happened inside or outside, Pastor Dunham says she just wanted to show the community love.

"It is not really our goal to market for our church. We are just about helping people know that love of God. It is really about church is ok."

Over recent years more and more families are going to events like trunk-or-treat. Pastor Dunham says she believes that their has been a shift towards people wanting safer places for their kids to trick-or-treat.

Organizers say they expected over 200 kids and their families even with the snowfall.

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