Fright Fest highlight of the weekend

By: Maddie Garrett Email
By: Maddie Garrett Email

Sherman, TX - Halloween trick-or-treaters are probably counting their candy hauls by now. But earlier this weekend families were out in the thousands to celebrate on Sherman's Municipal lawn. Maddie Garrett takes you there with the sights and sounds of this clear Halloween night.

The night for spooks and treats turned into a community event with a few good causes thrown into the mix.

"That's all they've been screaming about all day since they woke up they've been in their costumes ready to go,” said one Sherman mom.

The Sherman Police Department's annual Fright Fest turned the center of town into a ghoulish good time, with live music, free candy, and countless costumes all in a safe environment.

"It's an enclosed environment basically and it's a lot safer for the kids, you don't have to worry about anybody taking them,” said another parent at Fright Fest.

But one booth isn't handing out treats - they're taking it back. For every pound of candy kids’ turn in they get a dollar. And all candy donations will be sent to troops overseas.

"We've really been wanting to do something in the community to help out and we thought this would be a great opportunity and something nobody's done in the area," said Valerie Churchwell of Lake Texoma Dental Care.

Churchwell says they'll be were buying back candy all night, as some kids find it hard to let go of their sweet stash.

"It's a big event so we're excited about it I think we're the first office in this are to do it but it is something that's done nationwide,” said CHurchwell.

Over 3,000 people showed up to the community Fright Fest, making this Halloween a local success.

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  • by Shermanite Location: Sherman on Nov 2, 2009 at 11:19 AM
    I took my two boys to this and they loved it. Thanks to the officers and all other particpates for giving our children a safe place to enjoy Halloween. Keep up the good work.
  • by That's really nice Location: Durant on Nov 2, 2009 at 07:14 AM
    The Sherman Police Department officers sound like they really care about the community, esp. kids. I like that.
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