With the month of October normally associated with being the month of witches, zombies and creepy clowns for Halloween, a somewhat more subdued, positive and fun-filled day was enjoyed by many special children on Saturday, October 8th at the Liberty War Memorial Stadium in Liberty of which several of the Liberty County Sheriff’s personnel, namely Jail Administrator Ann Marie Mitchell, Deputy Darien Francis and Brian Jackson, joined in the festivities along with other similar agencies. This three hour long “Not So Spooky Halloween” event was attended by an estimated 250 children and parents and was given a much more light-hearted and joyous reflection of Halloween than the original origin of Halloween some 2000 years ago that was more scary and morbid and delt with the “other world” of ghost and goblins.
There was no shortage of candy and treats for the youngsters who delighted in the relaxed and fun-filled atmosphere of the event. In addition, the children and parents were able to see and visit at least fifty other agencies and organizations that participated in this very special celebration.
LCSO Administrator Mitchell summed it up quite well when she said, “….. The LCSO was glad to participate in this special event that gave these children a chance to view not only Halloween in a more positive light but the Sheriff’s Office as well”.