CityLife’s Trunk or Treat a Sweet Success

Article & photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

GREENWOOD, INDIANA – CityLife Church in Greenwood, Indiana pulled off another excellent event recently with their Halloween celebration. Many gracious costume clad christians came out to volunteer their time, treats, and trunks for the evening’s activities, and the whole community was welcome. The promise of sugary sweets without tricks is what brought many out of their warm homes on such a chilly night, but it was the love that was put into the extravaganza that got people to stay.


A multitude of trunk or treats have recently popped up in the area to create safer environments for children to enjoy. CityLife went that extra mile, however, with their games, refreshments, and beautiful bounce houses for all ages. It seemed as though the only sinister activity that may have been afoot was the temptation of gluttony from the glorious chili spread that awaited any hungry event goers inside.


CityLife’s Trunk or Treat was definitely a shining success for organizers and attendees alike. Rarely can a church be found nowadays that just does for others without an ulterior motive, but somehow these parishioners still know how to give a good time without taking. It’s safe to say that CityLife Church had their hearts in the right place, and their candy filled trunks headed down that noble narrow road that led to a heavenly Halloween for all.

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Melodie Yvonne

Melodie Yvonne Ramey, owner, editor, & contributor at Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the young age of 5, and was immediately hooked. Every trip, even just to the local park, was turned into a fantasy scene of her own imagination that would later be turned into epic tales in word and photos.

Melodie spent her teen years learning from and mentoring under professionals such as Richard Young, John Sheckler, and The Grand Conundrum. She received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors such as Hoosier photographer Darryl Jones, Jonathan Wilson, and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up with photography and listening to amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when they hear the music. She wanted to help people SEE the music by capturing every magical moment of concerts that she could only dream about as she gazed into music magazines like Rolling Stone and Spin.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to even being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography, as well as one of a kind photographic creations. Melodie published her first print book Photographic Memories: In the Beginning, a collection of poetry, in 2011, and has since published 2 more print works, Photographic Memories: Meet me in the Middle and Hoosier Heavens, her first photo book. Melodie currently acts as publisher, editor & lead contributor at Photographic Melodie and does freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and artists.

Melodie says, “I started out with a Tweety bird camera and a dream and I never let go. I will always love photography and the vessel it has given me to share the images of my heart and mind with the world. I have found that every single person on this earth visualizes the world in very different ways. Some people are optimists, some are pessimists. Some people are daydreamers, and others keep their feet firmly planted on the ground. Photography allows me to show some of these different visualizations. It allows the rationalist to see that it’s okay to dream, it can show the monsters hidden in the dark, and it can show even the saddest of people that there is still joy in the world.”

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