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News: Halloween Event Raises Over $30,000 for Community

Date Published Author
10/29/2018 12:00:00 AM  Lauren Eck 

Halloween Trick or Treat Town provides family-fun, does good for the community

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation Department and co-sponsoring agency Access Alaska held the 6th annual Halloween Trick or Treat Town on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 from 12PM – 7PM at Pioneer Park.
 
There was trick or treating, free train rides, entertainment, face painting, Jello brain eating contests, Halloween games, costume contests, food trucks, Star Wars characters, a haunted maze put on by Boy Scout Troop 38, and more. An estimated 7,500 people attended the event and over $30,000 was raised to benefit Access Alaska, The Fairbanks Youth Soccer Association, and the FNSB Pioneer Park Playground Fund. With the proceeds, Access Alaska plans to improve existing inclusive programs, and FYSA will use their funds to grow ASAP-Adaptive Soccer for All Players, their program for youth who experience a disability. Pioneer Park will use the funds towards future playground development efforts at the park.
 
This year’s event was funded through local sponsors and community businesses. The FNSB Parks and Recreation Department and Access Alaska would like to say thank you for your generous contributions to the event. A special thank you goes out to the Marine Corps Junior ROTC and the many volunteers that made this year’s event a success.
 
To learn more about FNSB Parks and Recreation and upcoming events at Pioneer Park, contact the department at 907-459-1070.