Safe Kids Halloween scares up 3,000 attendees


WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - The tricks and treats came early this year at our Newschannel 6 Safe Kids Halloween Monday night.

More than 3,000 people had an un-boo-leavable experience at this annual event.

With about 45 vendors and tons of candy, it was the perfect way to get your spook on!

One grandmother said she and her family waited in line for an hour but adds it was worth it. That line wrapped around the Kay Yeager Coliseum for hours.

"This is a huge event for the community," said David Preston, with Community Healthcare who helped sponsor the event. "These children are so blessed to have all these vendors out here, all these businesses and organizations helping out and giving the kids a safe Halloween."

Something parents said they are grateful for.

"Just a safe environment for the children," said Bryce King who came out to the event with his wife and little girl. "Doesn't matter what neighborhood you come from, it's a place where the community can come together and share Halloween together."

Deputy Melvin Joyner, with the Wichita County Sheriff's Office, agreed.

"You know years ago people knew who their neighbors were, and now you talk to people they might not even know who their nearby neighbors are," said Deputy Joyner.  "They don't have the closeness that there use to be."

However, the safe environment this event provides did not stop the aliens, monsters and even a cup of mac-n-cheese from taking over.

Plus, there was lots of sweet, sweet candy to go around, and these Halloween experts knew the magic words to get the treats in their bags. Trick-or-treat!

Click here to see some of the pics from the wicked awesome night and be sure to post yours!

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