Robins hosts Fall activities beginning Wednesday

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  • By Holly Logan-Arrington
  • Robins Public Affairs

Robins Air Force Base is offering up several Fall activities beginning Wednesday when the Base Chapel will host its annual Hallelujah Night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.. The free event will offer a trunk-or-treat, inflatables, pony rides and food. There will also be games and prizes.

Robins’ Fitness Center will host a Zombie 5K-Run on Friday. Registration will be held from 4 to 5:15 p.m., with the run starting at 5:30 on Scout Lake Road.

Also on Friday, from 8 p.m. to mid-night, the Heritage Club will host a Halloween party. Festivities will include a men and women’s best costume contest at 9:45 p.m., followed by a Bone-chilling Frozen T-shirt contest at 10 p.m.

The club will host Halloween Big Bingo on Oct. 30, at 2:15 p.m. in the Heritage Club Bingo Room.

As Halloween draws closer, the 78th Security Forces Squadron will host a Trunk-or-Treat for kids on base and in the local community. The event will be held Saturday, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Museum of Aviation’s parking lot. 

“Trunk or Treat is a fun, free, and safe environment for kids to trick or treat from car to car in a parking lot instead of home to home,” Staff Sergeant Samuel Harrison, noncommissioned officer in charge of 78th Security Forces Squadron’s Police Services section, said. “This allows parents to take their children to a smaller area and accomplish the same goal, while not having to walk for as long or take up as much time.”       

Harrison said local law enforcement has also been invited to attend, allowing Robins to foster a better relationship between base law enforcement officers and surrounding communities.

People are welcome to help hand out treats provided by 78th SFS.

“To pass out candy from your vehicle, just give us a call and we will reserve a slot for you,” Harrison said. “Everyone is absolutely welcome to dress up and decorate their vehicles as well. The main rule is that if you are to pass out candy, it is absolutely unauthorized to use any candy other than what the 78th SFS gives you to pass out. No one is to bring their own candy.”

For more information on the 78th SFS trunk-or-treat, call 78th Police Services at (478) 222-1980.

The 78th SFS will increase its presence throughout base housing on Oct. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m., as part of its annual Pumpkin Patrol.

“It will be conducted in the on base housing communities of Turner Park, Crestview Housing, and Forest Park, Anyone interested in volunteering for Pumpkin Patrol can call 78th SFS Police Services at 478- 222-1990 or 478-222-1980.

“Pumpkin Patrol is more than just kids getting candy from random houses; it’s a community working together towards a goal and making it happen,” Harrison said. “If you don’t have kids, you can absolutely still get involved, as this is your community too; do what you can to improve it.”