The Splendora Police Department and local churches host a Community Fall Festival on Halloween. Police officer hand out candy and treat bags while the kids also enjoy participating in costume contests and playing games at the festival, which is held at Splendora City Park.
“It’s an opportunity for the Police Department to interact with the community, particularly with the kids,” Splendora Police Chief Wally Wieghat told Bluebonnet News. “We provide a safe environment for the children to come up here and get candy that you don’t have to worry about any tainting, sadly, or anything like that. We provide rides and entertainment for the kids and family.”
Miranda Allen brought her son Cobin Smith to the festival. Allen said this was the first year they attended.
“We’ve never been over here, so we figured we come check it out and enjoy it with the kids,” Allen said. “We both enjoy candy.”
Deborah Clark has been enjoying the Fall Festival with her grandchildren for more than 10 years.
“It’s safe and a friendly environment and we also went to Plum Grove Church, which originated and started this years ago,” Clark said.