Get your candy: Rotary hosting Halloween drive-thru Saturday


Halloween town
A man in a Michael Myers costume hands out candy during the SBCISD Lights on Fall Festival last weekend. The Rotary Club is hosting its own trick-or-treat drive thru at the Bobby Morrow Stadium this weekend. (Photo by SBCISD Afterschool Program)

Get your cars and costumes out! The San Benito Rotary Club and the San Benito Chamber of Commerce are hosting the Spooktacular Trick-or-Treat Drive-Thru at the Bobby Morrow Stadium on October 31 from 5:30 p.m. until supplies last.

The socially safe Halloween event for families will feature various local organizations handing out candy and goody bags from their tables to kids trick-or-treating safely from their car window.

Families are instructed to slowly drive through a series of stations decorated by local businesses, schools, and non-profits. Everyone in the vehicle must wear a mask at all times.

The first 50 cars will receive a bag with adult gloves, a mask, and hand sanitizer.

Candy land
Kids are seen during last weekend’s Lights on Fall Festival.
(Photo by SBCISD Afterschool Program)

The following local businesses and organizations will be hosting a station: Freedom Insurance, Alaniz Law Firm, Tropical Smoothie, South Texas ISD Rising Scholars Academy, First Community Bank, Horizon Montessori Public Schools (Harlingen Campus), South Texas Wireless Accessories (Cricket), Araiza General Construction, Infuse Natural Nutrition, Desperado & Mad Boar Harley Davidson. Boswell Elliff Ford will be providing flash drives for the children.

The event will keenly observe CDC guidelines and discourages people who have been exposed to COVID from attending. If someone has symptoms of COVID, is waiting for COVID viral test results, may have been exposed to someone with COVID in the last 14 days, or is at increased risk of severe illness from COVID, they should not attend the event.

The Rotary wishes to thank the following businesses for their candy donations: Valley Baptist/Family Care Clinic, Millennium Engineers Group, Blanquita’s #2, Glitz and Gloss, All Valley Media, The Shop with a Little Bit of Everything, Aflac, First Family Network of Cameron and Willacy Counties, Crane Law Firm, Barrientos Plumbing, Tortilleria Hernandez, HEB, and San Benito News. A special thank you goes out to Titos Tequila for providing hand sanitizers and to Rosalinda Garcia, Isabell Boswell, and Larry de la Fuente for their monetary donations.

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