Boo Bash, Trunk or Treat brought kids downtown on Saturday | Texas news

Saturday was a big day for kids in downtown Dumas. From 1 p.m. and into the early evening hours, the sounds of happy children could be heard on 7th Street – closed to vehicular traffic for the occasion – and Dumas Avenue.

The weather was close to perfect as the Dumas Downtown Association (DDA) Boo Bash kicked off early in the afternoon. “It was great,” said DDA director Irene Delgado. Kids had the opportunity to purchase wristbands entitling them to a variety of goodies and activities offered by businesses on Dumas Avenue, such as Just Dig, Design and Moore, Babe’s Boutique, Dumas Printing, the Downtown Depot, and others. There were also free treats for those who couldn’t or couldn’t buy the wristband.

At the end of the day, Delgado said the DDA had sold 167 wristbands. More than 90 children watched a special performance of “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Trick or Treason” at the Evelyn Theater. Others played in the sand at Just Dig, while others screen-printed their own t-shirts at Design and Moore. The money from the sale of the wristbands went to the companies to reimburse the cost of the treats.

At 5 p.m., Moore County’s Crime Stoppers and first responders sprang into action with their Trunk or Treat event. “It just gets bigger and bigger every year,” said Sergeant Jace Delgado of the Moore County Sheriff’s Office and Crime Stoppers. He said he had no idea how many children were coming, but when the last child left at the end of the event, representatives of 17 first responders and law enforcement agencies in Moore County had one bag of candy left. Delgado said the agencies had handed out about $1,000 worth of candy, most of which was purchased by Crime Stoppers and the office of 69th Judicial District Attorney Erin Lands Anchando. In addition, all the children received special orange safety bags to use when doing trick or treating on Halloween. Anchando took the bill for the bags.

This was Crime Stoppers’ fourth trunk or treat event. Delgado said the events were intended as a safe alternative to trick or treating for parents concerned about safety, though he said Crime Stoppers does not discourage parents from letting their kids go out on Halloween. He does say they should take precautions to make sure their children stay safe.

This was the first time Crime Stoppers teamed up with the DDA for a Halloween themed event.

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