Celebrating Halloween safely

SLV Health Halloween pic: Joelle Valdez, RN, safely handed out candy to the community at Conejos County Hospital in La Jara during the SLV Health 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat event.

In this time of COVID, it was more important than ever to be as safe as possible during Halloween, while still making it fun for the families. SLV Health modified its annual Trunk or Treat on Friday, Oct. 30, to meet that goal.
Families were still able to dress up and show off costumes, all from the safety of their vehicles. Instead of walking from trunk to trunk to receive candy, the cars drove through the parking lot of Conejos County Hospital, and viewed the many Disney-themed decorative trunks on display. At the end of the drive, the families were given prepacked bags of candy.
More than 200 attended the event, with approximately 1,000 bags of candy distributed. Groups on hand to wave to the cars, in addition to hospital staff, included the Conejos County SheriffÕs Office, Rodney Noga with the Colorado State Patrol, Baroz Auto in La Jara and the Town of La Jara.
ÒIt was an amazing evening, and we had some amazing trunks for the community to see this year,Ó said Whitney Beiriger, executive assistant for Conejos County Hospital. ÒA huge thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this event not only fun, but safe as well.Ó
To see more photos of the event, please go to SLV Health Facebook Page or the website at www.sanluisvalleyhealth.org.

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