What a Spooktacular Night!
Scioto County Job & Family Services, which includes Scioto County Children Services, held their inaugural Halloween Trunk or Treat event Thursday evening. This was the first time the agency held the event at their 710 Court Street building since the merger with Children Services in July 2022. Last year they held the Trunk or Treat event at the former CPS location in New Boston.
JFS employees dished out the candy to an estimated crowd over 500 trick or treaters! Not only did the kids get candy, they also had several opportunities to interact with law enforcement, first responders, and Smokey the Bear, along with experiencing a variety of specialty vehicles like a snow plow, a CAO Head Start bus, an ASC bus, and the Lawrence Scioto Solid Waste Enforcement Officer’s truck. The community partners displaying these specialty vehicles really got into the spirit by decorating the vehicles and passing out candy as well as toothbrushes, backpacks and school supplies.
JFS Director, Tammy Moore Morton, was thrilled with the turnout! “Our staff loves this event. They have such giving hearts. To see the amount of kids turn out this year, since this was the first time at this location, was simply amazing! And the community partners’ participation made it extra special. We are so grateful!”
At the same time, WNXT held their Kid’s Safe Trick or Treat night right across the street at the American Legion Post 23, and there was a Booth or Treat event taking place in Tracy Park. All these things happening the same night really made for a robust evening for the kids to enjoy. Rest assured, JFS is already making plans for next year’s event! Happy Halloween!