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Trick or Treat!
October 31, 2019

DeSoto County SWAT Youth partnered with the Drug Free DeSoto Coalition and the BOCC to host the annual community wide Trick or Treat event at the Turner Agri-Civic Center on October 31st. Businesses and nonprofits are invited every year to pass out candy and information to the 1,000+ attendees. This is a fun way to get information out to families as well as support safe, family fun on Halloween.

SWAT members volunteered their time recruiting partners throughout the community to host a booth, encouraged friends and family to attend, and helped with setting up the event. Youth also volunteered the night of by passing out candy and combatting the ENDS epidemic with distributing palm cards that educated on the harms of electronic nicotine delivery systems, or more commonly referred to as e-cigarettes

DeSoto Middle School SWAT youth Savannah Tuttle, Eva Bishop, and Nellie Trinidad
are set up and get ready to greet the 1,000+ trick or treaters.