Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter
The City of Fernley will be hosting its annual Safe Trick or Treating Spooktacular event from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall.
A variety of local business and individual sponsors will be on hand to pass out candy and novelties to children.
In October 2007, the City of Fernley Youth City Council coordinated the first Spooktacular. The safe trick or treating event was held in partnership with the Lyon County Library and the Lyon County Volunteer in Policing Program (VIP’s). It was a huge success. At that time, it was a Halloween block party with a bounce house, VIP haunted house, face painting and a Safe and Sober Teen Dance.
The event was sponsored not only by the City of Fernley offices, but community corporate and community businesses as well. Sponsorship was and still is provided by monetary donations or employees volunteering to decorate or man tables to distribute candy.
There no longer is a Youth City Council, however, the City still sponsors the event annually decorating City Hall and handing out treats.