From Staff Reports

Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church’s annual Halloween-themed Family Fun Fest is set

for the evening of Thursday, Oct. 31 at a new location this year, according to Tina Whitaker, Administrative Assistant at

the church.

"We are excited about the 2013 version of Family Fun Fest, because we’re holding it at a new, more expanded

location just west of the relatively-new Cockrell Elementary School. The additional parking facilities at the school and

the clean, open space in the small park-like area are two big advantages of the new location," she said.

The event starts at 6 p.m. on Oct. 31 and concludes at 8 p.m. Cockrell Elementary School is located at the corner

of Prosper Trail and Escalante Trail in northeast Prosper, a quarter mile west of Prosper Trail and Custer Road (FM 1472).

The open area where Family Fun Fest is scheduled sits just on the western edge of the school campus. The location is

within the general area of the Whitley Place subdivision.

There is no charge for admission and all the games, prizes, and bounces houses are free. Available for purchase

are dinner packages from Dickey’s BBQ and other concessions. Cash will be accepted.

Sponsoring churches include Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church, First Presbyterian Church of Prosper and

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. A number of local businesses are also partial sponsors.

"The Family Fun Fest is now a tradition in many Prosper area families, and we’re very pleased with the turnout

in previous years. We’re hoping that the expanded location will draw even more families to the event," added


Costumes are highly encouraged, since event planners will organize a parade around the park of all the

costumed characters who want to participate. Plenty of Halloween candy will be available for distribution.

In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship at the

corner of Prosper Trail and Custer Road.

More information can be obtained by calling the Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church office at (972) 562-2500

or by visiting