A ghoulish time was had by all at W’ford College’s Safe Halloween

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For the 17th year, the campus of Weatherford College was transformed into a place where little ghosts, goblins and monsters of all kinds could go and “Trick-or-Treat.” On Thursday, the College’s Police Department hosted its annual Safe Halloween event which saw a record crowd numbering more than 6,500 in attendance.

“It was a great night with a lot of happy kids,” Chief Paul Stone said. “ Our community continues to support this event, and we appreciate it.”

He said the can food drive was also a success, receiving more than 3,000 cans of food.

More than a ton of candy was distributed thanks to the donations from community members, WC faculty, staff and students as well as money donations from several service clubs.

Stone thanked WC and the community for its support with the Safe Halloween event.

“Every year I think we have peaked on the size and number of volunteers; every year I get surprised,” Stone said. “This year we had 6,500 plus visitors, including a lot of second generation children.

“The past few years I have more and more parents tell me they remember coming here when they were kids, and how many good memories they have. A special thanks to all of you who have helped make this event memorable for so many families in our community.”

Lance Winter, 817-594-9902, Ext. 102 Twitter: @Lancewinter

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