|Posted on 10/31/2017 7:20:00 AM.|
(Seguin) -- Rain or shine, Seguin's largest and longest running Halloween tradition will continue tonight. The Seguin Coliseum will definitely come into play if wet weather puts a damper on traditional door to door trick or treating. In fact, the Seguin Police Department's annual Halloween Safe House at the Coliseum was initially designed to take kids off the streets and into a more secured safer environment.
DARE Officer Hope Vasquez says the police department and its many goblin volunteers are ready to provide another fun filled night.
"It's free. It's for all ages. We do bring over 1,000 people in our two and a half hours. Every child that comes in, gets a candy and a bag. They have a choice to go to the haunted house and then go straight to the game room or they can go straight to the game room if they do not dare go to the scary house. So we have officers patrolling the area and we have them in the parking lot to make sure they're getting in line and safe. Like I said, we do have two lines going to two different directions. We have 15 for sure people that signed up for our booth, for our safe house and hopefully, we can have five more, but if not, it'll still be enough to have our safe house. We also have popcorn from King Ranger and punch provided by Arlan's as they exit our safe house that day," said Vasquez.
The free DARE Halloween Safe House will be held today from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Coliseum.
The safe house is only one of several other events being planned for tonight.
The First United Methodist Church Seguin will also host its annual truck-or-treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Plus, today is the final day for its Pumpkin Patch. The church is located at 710 N. Austin St. In case of rain, events will move inside the Christian Life Center.
The American Legion Riders will also host its second annual trunk-or-treat from 5 to 7 p.m. A haunted house will also be available in the Legion Hall. The event is free.
The Seguin Elks Lodge 1229 is inviting families over for its Halloween Treat or Treat event. The family friendly event will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m.
Also opening its car doors for its Trunks for Treats Harvest Celebration will be La Trinidad United Methodist Church from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event will include free hotdogs, chips and water. The church is located at 306 E. Gonzales St.
The First Presbyterian Church will also hand out candy and host kids games in its south parking lot during its annual Trunk or Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. The church is located at 305 N. King St.
Hillcrest Church is also inviting the community to its Fall Festival from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The event will include free food, popcorn, drinks and a number of prize giveaways. Activities include a mechanical bull, gladiator joust, bounce houses, rock climbing and pumpkin patch. A free costume contest will also be held with the winner being announced at 8 p.m. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. The church is located at 1440 Eastwood Drive across from Seguin Walmart.