Kids Scrambled For 10,000 Candy Canes - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Kids Scrambled For 10,000 Candy Canes

Hundreds of kids ran around Scotland Park in Wichita Falls Saturday afternoon, to grab up as many candy canes as they could.

Ten thousand candy canes were scattered around the park, as part of the Great Candy Cane Scramble.

The Scramble was part of the Wichita Falls' Parks and Recreation Department's annual "Christmas in the Park" event.

Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves were there and oversaw the scramble.

"(Santa) always arrives right before the Candy Cane Scramble and then he filters inside and all the kids get a chance to sit on his lap and tell him what they want for Christmas," said Parks and Recreation Program Coordinator Amy McKim. The kids also got to play carnival games and do arts and crafts.

McKim said there was a great turnout this year, despite, or may even because of the colder temperatures. "I think it's actually better that it's a little cooler because it brings people out and kind of puts them in the holiday spirit a little bit more," said McKim.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

    Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:35 PM EST2018-02-22 22:35:21 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:55 PM EST2018-02-23 04:55:04 GMT
    A St. Louis grand jury indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)A St. Louis grand jury indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

    A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015.

    A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015.

  • Florida man yells 'murderers!' as he's executed for slaying

    Florida man yells 'murderers!' as he's executed for slaying

    Thursday, February 22 2018 8:24 PM EST2018-02-23 01:24:33 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:47 PM EST2018-02-23 04:47:48 GMT
    (Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP). This undated photo made available by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows Eric Scott Branch in custody. Florida is scheduled to execute Branch Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, for raping and killing a ...(Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP). This undated photo made available by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows Eric Scott Branch in custody. Florida is scheduled to execute Branch Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, for raping and killing a ...

    Florida inmate yells 'murderers!' repeatedly as he's executed for his convictioin in 1993 rape and killing of a college student.

    Florida inmate yells 'murderers!' repeatedly as he's executed for his convictioin in 1993 rape and killing of a college student.

  • Closings & Cancellations

    Closings & Cancellations

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:40 PM EST2018-02-23 04:40:51 GMT
    (Source: RNN Texoma)(Source: RNN Texoma)

    Newschannel 6 is working to monitor the latest closures, delays and cancellations across Texoma due to inclement weather.

    Newschannel 6 is working to monitor the latest closures, delays and cancellations across Texoma due to inclement weather.

Powered by Frankly