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Halloween Safe House for Ada trick-or-treaters

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First responders get treats ready for the Halloween Safe House in Ada. (KTEN) First responders get treats ready for the Halloween Safe House in Ada. (KTEN)

ADA, Okla.. -- First responders gave Ada parents just what they want for their kids on Halloween night.

Police and fire departments sponsored the Halloween Safe House at the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex, giving children a fun and safe space for trick-or-treating.

"It gives us an opportunity --  the police department and other first responders -- to interact with the kids of the community, and get to show them another side to police officers and first responders," Ada police Detective Brian Engel said.

For those with major sweet tooth, the Safe House has you covered.

"We bought $5,000 worth of candy today, but we've also had candy donated," public safety director Jeff Crosby said. "We get a good deal on the candy. Walmart helps us with a discount on that, so we feel like we'll have enough."

With close to 4,000 kids attending last year's event, organizers were hoping even more would show up on Tuesday night.

"We just hope everyone gets a chance to come out and talk to us," Engel said. "We've got a lot of stuff to hand out, and -- like I said -- it's always a good time, and it's a good, safe place to bring your children."

The Halloween Safe House was scheduled to be open through 8:30 p.m.

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