Books and Candy for Kids

Fair Oaks, CA (MPG)  |  Story and photo by Shaunna Boyd
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Neilu Golshanara of the Fair Oaks Rotary Club (left) and volunteer Oliver Glancy (right) distribute free books to costumed kids at the annual Safe Halloween event in Fair Oaks Village.

FAIR OAKS, CA (MPG) - On Halloween morning, costumed kids mingled with the local chickens for the annual Safe Halloween celebration in Fair Oaks Village. The event was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks and Fair Oaks Theatre Festival, with support from the Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District.

Kids enjoyed games and prizes in Plaza Park, face painting in the Fair Oaks Theatre Festival amphitheater, and trick-or-treating at local businesses throughout the Village. Parents took advantage of the festive atmosphere and photographed their little witches and goblins with an array of pumpkins, scarecrows, and other spooky scenery.

The Fair Oaks Rotary Club’s Literacy Project also hosted their free book give-away, letting kids of all ages choose as many books as they wanted. Neilu Golshanara of the Fair Oaks Rotary Club organizes the book giveaway, and she said the goal is “literacy. Read, read, read to your children. Read as early as you can.” Golshanara collects books all year for this event and offers age-appropriate books for babies, toddlers, and elementary and middle school kids.

The Fair Oaks Safe Halloween festival is a free event held each year on Halloween, rain or shine.