Thousands of Families Attend Newschannel 6 Safe Kids Halloween

Ghost and goblins made their way down your street Sunday night and thousands also made it to the Howard Johnson.

That's where Newschannel 6 held our annual Safe Kids Halloween, a fun alternative to trick or treating.

The event brought in thousands of families and what made it so unique was all the creative decorations each sponsor had inside their rooms and of course the smile on the children's faces.

It was a line that kept going, going and going, but once the little critters made their way into the Howard Johnson, it was spooktacular.

"It's just a safe place for the kids to come get candy, and parents know it's a
safe environment that they can go through and they don't have to worry about whose house
they are going to and what they're getting," said event coordinator Stacey Geer.

Dressed up as princesses and even the Grimm Reaper the children made their
way under a glowing tunnel where they were greeted with candy given by different
local organizations who each sponsored their own hotel room.

"Well obviously we're interested in the welfare of the children & this is
just an outreach on top of what we normally do to get out here and support this effort and really be out there for the kids," said Bikers Against Child Abuse President, Sandman.

"We've done it since our kids were really small and when our kids were in
their teens and grown and decided to just carry it on," said Brandie Hebert with Hebert's Furniture.

BACA and Hebert's Furniture along with 25 other local groups brought the event to life that's been around for more than a decade and continues to bring in anywhere from 3,000 to 5,000 children, two of those children were those Jennifer Stephens who had concerns that all parents have.

"I'm hoping they don't eat it all (candy) tonight, because they'll be really hyper
if they eat it all tonight," said Stephens.

The night was certainly a fun one especially if spiders, skeletons and Frankenstein
himself made an appearance.

News Channel 6 prepared for the event since July and we hope everyone enjoyed there time at Safe Kids.  If you didn't make it out this year, there's always next year.

A number of you took pictures of your little ones at our Safe Kids Halloween event.  We want to see them, upload them to our News Channel 6 Facebook page or you can send them to our website at