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    Trunk or Treat

    Trunk or Treat

    Photo By Sgt. Todd Robinson | A Fort Bliss soldier participating in Friday’s Trunk or Treat passes out candy to...... read more read more



    Story by Sgt. Todd Robinson 

    24th Theater Public Affairs Support Element

    EL PASO, Texas - Children lined up by the hundreds with parents in tow; dressed as specters, goblins and fairy princesses, they descended on the Rod and Gun Club at its second annual Trunk or Treat Friday.

    The event, hosted by the MWR, consisted of lines of decorated vehicles, their costume-clad occupants handing out candy, and the occasional scare.

    “We wanted to get the kids out in a safe environment with their families and have fun,” said Milinda Mcweeny with the Fort Bliss MWR. “It brings the soldiers and community together.”

    Forty-one people handed out candy from their vehicles during the trick-or-treat event. Their vehicles were festively decorated for the trick-or-treat events.

    “I am really glad Fort Bliss put this event on. It's really great and is a safe environment for the kids to trick or treat,” said Kelly Day of El Paso. “Both the kids and their parents get to have a good time.”

    The event brought in more than 1,000 children and family member from the Fort Bliss and El Paso area.

    Last year, the event drew around 300-400 people.

    “The Rod and Gun Club is a really great place to have an event like this,” said Kimberly Normington of Sedona, Ariz. "The event was great. I was surprised by the terrific turnout."

    Norrington, representing Girl Scout Troop 3, was handing out candy to the children at the event.

    In addition to the trick-or-treating, there was a hunted house and a contest to see who had the best costume.

    “We appreciate all the people who came out and handed out candy as well as the people who came out to participate,” said Jason Prophter, business manager with the Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club. “And we look forward to seeing everyone return next year.”



    Date Taken: 10.18.2013
    Date Posted: 10.24.2013 12:48
    Story ID: 115660
    Location: EL PASO, TX, US 
    Hometown: EL PASO, TX, US
    Hometown: SEDONA, AZ, US

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