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Scranton Parole Staff Participate in Halloween Event

Tags: Parole
November 06, 2020 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

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From left: Parole Supervisors David Coslett and Nicole Wilson and Agent Liam Sweeney.

Though many National Night Out events were cancelled throughout Pennsylvania due to COVID-19, Forty Fort chose to simply postpone it and create a Halloween event.

Pennsylvania parole staff from the Scranton District Office participated in this hybrid NNO/Halloween event by passing out approximately 100 pre-made bags of the Pennsylvania Parole Board's "Just Say No To Drugs" activity books, PPB pencils, junior agent sticker badges, child tattoos, Pepperidge Farms Gold Fish, M&M's, lollipops and a Chocolate Bar courtesy of Gertrude Hawks Chocolates in Kingston, PA.

Children were lined up at the Forty Fort Borough Building and marched in a Halloween parade to Betty Mascelli Park a few blocks away to the NNO event. Children marched into the park where police were set up with a DJ, pizza and pumpkin flashlights for the kids.

Along with the police and parole staff were representatives from Wyoming Valley Drug and Alcohol and a domestic violence counselor. Police and firefighters brought their vehicles to show the kids as well.

The event was a great opportunity for parole staff to positively interact with members of their local community. It was fun for the kids and adults alike, and safety was a focus with masks and social distancing when applicable.

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