Beale celebrates safe Halloween
By Airman 1st Class Shawn Nickel, 9th RW Public Affairs
/ Published November 03, 2011
BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., --
Team Beale celebrated another safe Halloween this year with several events headed by the 9th Force Support Squadron Oct. 31.
Three main events celebrating the spooky holiday were the annual parade for children around main base, Trunk or Treat in base housing and the Zombie Run at Candy Cane Park.
More than 80 participants carried water balloons to douse zombies during the run, which was a first ever for Beale. Runners sprinted through volunteers dressed as zombies as they tried to keep from being caught.
"How can you not have fun dressed up during a fun holiday like Halloween when you are incorporating fitness and something new," said Tech. Sgt. Reagen Caillouette, 9th Civil Engineer Squadron NCO in charge of planning, who was Wonder Woman for the race.
The 9th Security Forces Squadron helped to make Trunk or Treat a success by keeping traffic at bay while Beale's youth went from car to car trick-or-treating rather than door-to-door.
"Since a majority of base housing is unpopulated and poorly lit it is difficult for parents and trick-or-treaters to know which houses to visit," said Laura Luttrell, 9th FSS community center director. "The Trunk or Treat event provided a safe, well lit trick or treat area for the children and families of Beale."
The 9th Reconnaissance Wing safety office said they didn't have reports of any injuries or safety issues in their record going back for several years and dedicates the flawless record to the efforts of the 9th FSS in cooperation with the 9th SFS.