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The Dialysis Department won first place in the hospital’s “Traveling Pumpkin” Best Booth contest.

Approximately 2,000 eager trick-or-treaters attended the Annual Halloween Safety Fair hosted by Mission Regional Medical Center on October 25th.

Attendees were treated to snacks, candy, and music. Costume contests were held for children of all ages – from toddlers to teenagers. Most importantly, reflective trick-or-treat bags, glow-in-the-dark necklaces and safety tips were distributed to all. “We aim to provide a family-friendly environment for children this Halloween. Our goal is to encourage families to practice the safety tips provided at this event all while having fun,” said Evelyn Sáenz, Marketing Coordinator.

Several hospital departments had their own booth at the two-hour long event. “This year, 18 of our hospital departments participated. Department staff volunteered their time and effort to decorate their own booths, dress in costume and give out candy during the event,” said Lilliam Santana-Barrera, Volunteer Services Director. “We appreciate the tremendous support from our hospital staff and all other organizations involved in making this event such a success.”

Mission Police Department performed fingerprint identification to the first 300 children. Local high school groups such as Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) from Mission, La Joya and Sharyland distributed treats and organized games. The Fire Safety House brought by the Mission Fire Department taught children kitchen safety, exit drills in the home and proper safety procedures in the event of a fire.

To view images of this fun event, please visit the Mission Regional Medical Center Facebook page.