MRMC Halloween Safety Fair Attracts 2,000 People

October 27, 2010

(Mission, TX) Approximately 2,000 people attended the Halloween Safety Fair hosted by Mission Regional Medical Center on Monday, October 25th.

Several hospital departments decorated booths and dressed in costume during the two-hour long event. Attendees were treated to snacks, candy, and music. The costume contests were very popular among the children. Special items were distributed promoting Halloween safety, such as reflective trick-or-treat bags, glow-in-the-dark necklaces and safety tips.

“Our hospital is proud to provide a fun, safe environment for the children to celebrate Halloween. These type of family-friendly events enforce our commitment to making the community a better place,” said Javier Iruegas, CEO.

Other organizations participated in this spooky safety fair. Local high schools distributed treats and organized games. Mission Police Department performed fingerprint identification on the first 200 children. The Mission Fire Department taught children fire safety.

The Halloween Safety Fair has grown exponentially since its origin 10 years ago, when only a couple of hundred people attended.