Pre-schoolers spend their morning trick-or-treating at Springfield Mental Health Center

Hampden County

Trick or treating isn’t just for Halloween evening.

Dozens of Springfield pre-schoolers spent part of their morning trick-or-treating at the Mental Health Center in Springfield’s McKnight neighborhood.

The children attend the New Beginnings Early Education Center.

“It’s a safe environment for them to come,” said Tabitha Desplaines, education and care director, Springfield Partners for Community. “It’s in the daylight. We’re not in the street, and they get to have fun and get their candy at a safe place and trick or treat in a safe environment.”

Springfield State Representative Jose Tosado joined the MHA staff helping provide the safe and comforting atmosphere to this childhood tradition.

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