SPRINGFIELD, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – This Halloween hundreds of locals in Springfield decided to trick-or-treat alongside law enforcement.
The Springfield Police Department kicked off its second annual Fall Festival Tuesday at Buddy McLemore Park.
“Instead of being out on the streets going door to door, maybe take a chance of a child getting run over and getting hurt, give them a safe place over here to come and have a good time,” Springfield Police Chief Barry Roberts said.
The event gives families an opportunity to safely trick or treat with their little ones.
“Usually in the neighborhoods it’s too crowded, people are getting almost pushy and cars coming in and out,” said Shannon Drake, a local parent.
The Halloween celebration isn’t just about passing out candy. Law enforcement from different areas got to interact with the community.
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