Hazard Kiwanis Club hosts safe trick or treat

By: Morgan Lentes Email
By: Morgan Lentes Email

HAZARD, Ky (WYMT) - While some folks are still waiting to trick or treat after their festivities were postponed due to rain, in hazard, many ghouls and goblins loaded up on candy at an indoor event put on by the local Kiwanis Club.

All things that go bump in the night were on display at the National Guard Armory this Halloween in Hazard.

Madison Campbell dressed up as a kitty cat and said she had a lot of fun at this year's event.

While there might not be much rhyme or reason to kid's costumes, there is a very special reason behind this annual event put on with the help of many area businesses.

Tammi Slone volunteered during the festivities and works for Appalachian Wireless.

She said events like this are great for parents too.

"As a parent myself, when my son was growing up, it was so important to know who gives you candy and what you are getting and it is a nice feeling to be able to give these kids something that we know they are going to enjoy," said Slone.

Organizer Sherry Spradlin said each year their safe trick or treating attracts more and more people.

"Each year we have told them that we expect a lot of kids. Most of the time, this is their first time, they do not come prepared. They will say, 'Oh I did not think you were serious when you said we have six or seven hundred', but it is like, 'No, seriously we do'," said Spradlin.

Kay Miller is the manager at the Hazard Ponderosa and is also volunteering at the event.

She said she wishes there were events like this when she was growing up.

"I would love it. I wish they had this when I was small," said Miller.

Apparently many in town agree because the entire night there were lines out the door.

Several local businesses participated in the event, which is celebrating its 8th year.

Many parents said they appreciate having events like this, especially when the weather is touch and go like this year.

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