Weatherford News

Safe Halloween event draws record numbers at Weatherford College

The campus of Weatherford College was once again transformed into a place where little ghosts, goblins and monsters of all kinds could go and “Trick-or-Treat.”

On Friday, 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 one of the best events I can remember in a long time,” Chief Paul Stone said. “Great weather, great turnout.”

He said the can food drive was also a success, receiving more than 1,000 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.

“It is always a pleasure and honor to do this for the children of our community,” Stone said. “We could not do this if not for the support of our community. Thanks to all who supported it this year.”

Stone said last year that 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.”