Army Community Service’s Exceptional Family Member Program teamed up with Child and Youth Services to give the youngest Belvoir community members another way to celebrate Halloween by hosting its first Glow Run and After-Party, Oct. 31 at Pullen Track and Specker Field House.
The track event, hosted by Julie Libert, Emily Reilly and Aricka Vaughan, all from CYS; drew 50 children in every costume imaginable to compete in the 1-mile race.
“We are always looking for new fitness classes, so we got with ACS to put together a fall-festival type event,” Libert said. “We’ve had a good turnout for this tonight, too, especially considering that many of these kids will be interested in going trick or treating tonight, as well.”
Marlo Keller, EFMP coordinator, agreed. “We had a good turnout for our first event,” she said. “It seemed families and kids had a wonderful time, with the bounce house and face painting.” Keller added planners are expecting to host the event again around next Halloween.
After the race, ACS staff hosted an after party at Specker, where kids played games, took a jump in a moon bounce and had a costume party with prizes in the most-creative, cutest and creepiest categories.
For more information about youth sports and fitness opportunities on post, visit https://belvoir.armymwr.com/categories/cys-services. For information about youth services offered by ACS, call 571-231-7001.