(Mission, TX) Approximately 2,000 people attended the Halloween Safety Fair hosted by
Mission Regional Medical Center on Monday, October 25th.
Several hospital departments decorated booths and dressed in costume during
the two-hour long event. Attendees were treated to snacks, candy, and
music. The costume contests were very popular among the children. Special
items were distributed promoting Halloween safety, such as reflective
trick-or-treat bags, glow-in-the-dark necklaces and safety tips.
“Our hospital is proud to provide a fun, safe environment for the
children to celebrate Halloween. These type of family-friendly events
enforce our commitment to making the community a better place,”
said Javier Iruegas, CEO.
Other organizations participated in this spooky safety fair. Local high
schools distributed treats and organized games. Mission Police Department
performed fingerprint identification on the first 200 children. The Mission
Fire Department taught children fire safety.
The Halloween Safety Fair has grown exponentially since its origin 10 years
ago, when only a couple of hundred people attended.