Fulton Residents Use Halloween As Christmas Fundraiser

7 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, October 30 2010 Oct 30, 2010 Saturday, October 30, 2010 9:52:42 PM CDT October 30, 2010 in News
FULTON - A community came together this holiday weekend hoping to raise money for the holiday season.

The "Shop with a Cop" program hosted a Halloween celebration on Saturday night in the Wal-Mart parking lot. All of the proceeds from this event will go to the program in order to raise money for this upcoming Christmas season.

Officer Joe Schraam organized the program, and he says this event means more to the community than just a night to have fun treats and sweets.

"This is amazing. Not in a million years would I have thought we'd have such a large turnout like this. The community is coming out this year...and it's going to make a lot more Christmases possible for children," Schraam said.

Thousands of families showed up to enjoy trick-or-treating with police officers, emergency responders, and the fire department. They were also lined up alongside the Wal-Mart building to hop onto the back of a wooden trailer for a "hayride" around the parking lot.

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