(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — The Arkansas Department of Human Services will celebrate Halloween a few days early with an after-school trick-or-treat event in downtown Little Rock this Friday, October 28.
The After School Spooktacular Trick or Treating Event runs from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. along Main Street and in the first-floor visitor parking lot of the DHS parking deck at 700 S. Main St. The public is welcome, and the event is free.
Each year, DHS invites clients, employees’ families, and students from area child care centers and elementary schools, as well as members of the public. The outdoors event will provide a safe place for everyone to trick or treat. It’s free to attend and timed for when school lets out.
Each division or office within DHS has its own themed booth for the event. Themes this year include Ghostbusters, Mickey Mouse, Minions, Where the Wild Things Are, Candyland, Hogs, Farm Fest, and Carnival.
“Employees at our central office always embrace Halloween in a big way,” said DHS Secretary Mark White. “I’m eager to see the elaborate decorations and costumes that each division will create, and I’m especially excited to see the children enjoy this special event.”
In addition to bragging rights, each team is competing for one of a handful of awards: the gold, silver and bronze pumpkins, which will be determined based on votes from children who attend in person.
An event page with additional details is available here, and a downloadable flyer that can be shared by email or to social networks is available here.