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Safe Kids Halloween

Princesses, pirates, monsters and super heroes showed up at the J. S. Bridwell Agricultural center to participate in the 18th annual Safe Kids Halloween.

The location of Safe Kids Halloween had changed from last year, the New Grand Hotel, but did not all effect trick or treaters, making the event bigger and better!

Safe Kids began Thursday night inviting kids all over Wichita county to come trick or treat and wear their best Halloween costumes.

Safe Kids Halloween is an event for kids of all ages to participate in many activities and gather as much tricks and treats as possible.

"It's a place for kids to come and trick or treat. You don't have to worry about cars, you don't have to worry about it being cold or rainy, and you don't have to worry about who's door your knocking on," said Event Coordinator for Safe Kids Halloween, Stacy Geer.

The J. S.  Bridwell Agricultural Center was chosen for this year's location because of the many trick or treaters in the past that had outgrown the New Grand Hotel.

"The location we were at, we had grown it as much as we could.We moved it here because we have 50,000 sq ft. to expand. We added the games and we added the booths," said Geer.

Attendees at Safe Kids Halloween agreed that this event much safer than going door to door.
 
"I think this is a much safer alternative that parents can oversee. It provides many different activities for the kids as far as games and different types of prizes and candy. I think it's a great place for them to traditionally trick or treat in an untraditional way," said Colley Chevalier from the Texoma Community Credit Union.

"I'm out here to provide my children with a safe trick or treating experience and the support of the community," said Texoma parent, Grant Garbacz.

The number of vendors doubled this year continuing to provide kids on Halloween with a safe alternative. Safe Kids Halloween ended the evening with over 2,000 kids in attendance.

Overall, Safe Kids Halloween continues to be a success in the community.

Taylor Barnes, Newschannel 6

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