SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Boys & Girls Club Family Center hosted a Haunted Halloween event for the community on Monday.

The Family Center staff and volunteers gave out candy, while also hosting a haunted club walkthrough.

“Halloween is always a fun time for kids to dress up and have fun,” said Keshawn Dodds, the Executive Director. “Why not enjoy a fun and safe time with us at the Family Center.”

“This is a great way for us to connect with our youth inside and also outside of our Clubhouse,” said Raeven Jemeson, the Program Director. “We have our haunted halloween walkthrough. All the hallways are decorated differently, so we have some people jumping out to scare people, we also have a maze in our gym, and we’ve got free candy for the kids.”

The Boys & Girls Club Family Center works hard to keep youth safe, especially during the evenings. It is important for the Family Center to provide a safe place for the youth and families to celebrate Halloween.