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Los Fresnos drive-thru Halloween draws hundreds

One of the spookiest stands during the festival. Photos: Tony Vindell / LFN

By TONY VINDELL
LFN

Los Fresnos 2020 Halloween Festival made history.

The community-wide event took place under strict guidelines because of the health situation inflicting the country and this city as well, but that did not stop the participating organizations from having the activity for the benefit of the children from here and its surrounding area.

Hundreds of vehicles packed with Trick or Treaters, their parents and other relatives paraded before the dozen or so tents and Halloween-themed booths to get goody bags, bottled water and other items donated by participating business, churches and government entities.

The festival was held this time on the rodeo grounds rather than at the city’s park on North Arroyo Boulevard.

Children getting goodie bags.

“This is a great way to give back to the community,” Chad Bresson, with the Table of Los Fresnos Church, said. “As you can see, everybody is here.”

Bresson’s and the other churches have been participating on a regular basis, and a few others did show up for the first time.

Among them were San Benito- based South Texas Independent School District, several real estate and insurance companies and some of Los Fresnos newest businesses.

Claudia Hernandez, a realtor with RE/MAX Elite, said she was glad to participate in the festival.

Zombies from Los Fresnos High School.

“I live in Los Fresnos, a great place to live,” she said, “and I love it here.”

Maria and Marilyn Garcia, who brought several children to the festival, said everybody seemed to be enjoying the way the festival was held.

As they drove by, scores of vehicles packed with Halloweeners dressed up in costumes of all sorts kept a steady line until the last one headed out of the rodeo grounds.

Though the festival took place in a different way, many of the participants said “Hats Off’ to the City of Los Fresnos, the Community Development Corp. and the local Chamber of Commerce for having this year’s festival, considering today’s circumstances.

Booth from the City of Los Fresnos.

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