Abilene’s Trunk-or-Treat

Homecoming, Harvest Mingle at BCFS-Health and Human Services’ Fall Celebration

BCFS Health and Human Services-Abilene organized an energetic fall festival, hosting nearly 100 Big Country community children and families dressed in costumes and gathering candy and treats in the Halloween tradition. When Abilene awoke Friday morning, October 27, to freezing temperatures and sleet, BCFS-Abilene Program Director Stacy Lee re-organized the late afternoon festivities to take place indoors.

“The weather can’t ruin our fun!” smiled Lee.

BCFS-Abilene planned the Trunk-or-Treat event in tandem with the Abilene community’s celebration of the Wylie High School Bulldogs homecoming football game against the Snyder High School Tigers. The original parking lot event at the BCFS-Abilene office featured cars decorated in fall or movie-themed d├ęcor, where children and families would go from car to car, in a mixing of tailgating and trick-or-treating customs.

“Football is a huge deal in Abilene, and with this week being homecoming, we thought we would join in the festivities,” explained Lee. “Think of it as a healthy, family-friendly pre-party for the football game.”

Trunk or Treat was open to BCFS-Abilene’s clients enrolled in any of several programs and services offered by the agency to fortify children and families, and to Big Country community members looking for wholesome fun on an early fall Friday afternoon.

“It’s a safe and fun trick-or-treating environment for families,” Lee said.

Wylie defeated Snyder 27-7. For more photos, visit the BCFS-Abilene Facebook page.

BCFS-Abilene provides case management and assistance with education, employment and housing to youth from the foster care system and youth struggling with other challenges. Additionally, BCFS-Abilene provides parenting education programs that foster loving, stable home environments for community families. For information, visit DiscoverBCFS.net/Abilene or call (325) 692-0033.