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Trick or Treat! Have a Scary Good Time with the American Red Cross!
Trick or Treat! Have a Scary Good Time with the American Red Cross!

Ghosts and goblins will be roaming the halls of “Eerie” Community College’s North Campus for “Safe & Seen Halloween” this Saturday, October 29th between 11a.m.-3p.m. at 6205 Main Street in Williamsville.

“Safe & Seen Halloween,” presented by First Niagara, provides a fun, warm and safe alternative to traditional trick-or-treating.  Children under 12 and their parents will receive great safety tips while trick-or-treating indoors for ghoulish goodies through the Haunted Hallway of Treats.  Admission is $2.00 per child, with proceeds benefitting the American Red Cross, Serving Erie & Niagara Counties.

Giving parents and kids helpful tips on how to be safe this Halloween and throughout the year is important to us,” said Nancy Blaschak, Executive Director of the American Red Cross, Serving Erie & Niagara Counties. “We are proud to partner with other safety agencies to show our community that being safe and prepared can also be fun.”

With parents taking more precautions when it comes to their children’s activities, the American Red Cross has found a way to make traditional trick-or-treating safe and fun for the entire family.  As parents and children pick up treats and safety tips along the Haunted Hallway of Treats, they will work their way into a Creepy Kidzone loaded with Halloween fun and safety-themed interactive activities.

“It is our pleasure to allow these families to haunt our hallways each Halloween,” said Jack Quinn, president of host Erie Community College.  “By trick-or-treating indoors, children can enjoy all the fun of this Halloween tradition in a safe, warm environment.”

“Safe & Seen Halloween” has something for everyone, including visits by Sabretooth, Billy Buffalo and the Buffalo Jills cheerleaders.  The event also spotlights American Red Cross B.A.T (Basic Aid Training) and Babysitter Training and includes an American Red Cross blood drive.  In addition, members of Local and Federal Law Enforcement, the Main Transit Fire Department, Rural Metro, Mercy Flight, the SPCA, the State Attorney General’s Office, The Erie County Health Department, Kaleida’s Poison Center, and other local organizations and businesses of all kinds will join together to help educate our community on issues surrounding child and family safety, health and well-being.

“I’ve really enjoyed being a part of Safe & Seen Halloween.  Even the staff gets into the spirit with some great costumes,” said Helen Tederous, Community Relations Manager at First Niagara.  “We’re so happy to be a part of something that’s not only fun, but helps to keep our community safe.”

Presented by First Niagara, “Safe & Seen Halloween” is sponsored in part by Erie Community College, The Buffalo News, WKBW-TV, Classic Hits 104.1 FM, Wegmans and National Fuel.  Visit ECC’s website at www.ecc.edu for directions.  More information is available at www.safeandseenhalloween.com.

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