This Years Halloween Haunts

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  • By Airman 1st Class Alexis Pentzer
  • 9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs

The holiday season is finally here and it brings opportunities to spend time with family and the community while still keeping the mission going. Beale Airmen have been hard at work to give the people of Beale a chance to connect with the community.


Two community events were held this past Friday: the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Sensory Friendly Halloween event and the Trick or Treatment.


“We currently have 724 EFMP active duty family members on Beale,” said Kimberly Hogue. “About one in seven family members end up attending so it's important we hold these events.”


The EFMP held the Sensory Friendly Halloween event this past Friday for children and family at the Community Activity Center. The event consisted of a costume contest and a building contest. The building contest was to see which family could build the tallest tower using marshmallows and toothpicks. The event also had refreshments like pizza and drinks for everyone who came.


“I feel like we’re a little bit more of a remote base and just having the opportunity to connect with other families can make it so much easier,” Hogue said.


The Trick or Treatment was held by the 9th Medical Group at the clinic. Each clinic station had a different theme such as: Alice in Wonderland, Game of Thrones, Area 51, Wizard of Oz, mad scientist, and more. Children could walk throughout the clinic and trick or treat at all of the different stations set up.


The 9th Physiological Support Squadron held a haunted house out near the flightline as well. The theme was escaped dinosaurs and was open to everyone with base access.


The holiday season has just started so be on the lookout for more community activities as Thanksgiving and Christmas roll around.