It goes without saying that COVID-19 is probably the scariest thing faced by many families in this day and age. The global pandemic has altered almost every aspect of our everyday lives and some of our annual festivities.

We’ve found many ways to do most of the things we’d normally do, but some things have been completely cancelled.

Gratefully, this does not include fall fun!

Each year, harvest festivals and Halloween gatherings are planned toward the end of October.  These events give children and adults alike a chance to dress up in costume for a day and enjoy various parties as well as the opportunity to pick up goodies.

How does that happen safely this year?

On Friday, October 30, Child Abuse Prevention Services will host a Trunk or Treat event at its location in the Parkview Shopping Center at 618 14th Street.  This event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will last until the candy is gone.

Credit: Child Abuse Prevention Services
Credit: Child Abuse Prevention Services

It is befitting for the organization to host this event as a safe place, as child safety is a major component of its mission.  According to its website, the purpose of Child Abuse Prevention Services of Tuscaloosa is to provide education and awareness programs for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Some of the programs and services offered by CAPS include Second Step, Understanding Prenatal Drug Exposure, Child Protection Unit, Nurturing Baby Program, Seminar on Shaken Baby Syndrome, Internet Safety, Preventing Child Abuse, and more.

For more information, visit Child Abuse Prevention Services online or call (205) 758-1159 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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