Pioneer Park Halloween Town event raises $30,000 for the community

Halloween Town, which occupied the entirety of Pioneer Park, experienced around 7,000 visitors. (Sara Tewksbury/KTVF)
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) On October 26 the Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation Department, along with Access Alaska, held the eighth annual Halloween Trick or Treat Town at Pioneer Park. The event, which saw an estimated 7,000 attendees, raised just under $30,000.

$20,000 has been allotted to pay for expenses incurred by Halloween Town before funds are available through sponsorship and ticket sales. This is reportedly to allow Halloween Town to continue without incurring debt due to startup costs.

The rest of the money raised will be partitioned between various organizations. Access Alaska will use the money for the improvement of existing inclusive programs, the Fairbanks Youth Soccer Association will use it to grow their Adaptive Soccer for All Players program for youth with disabilities, and the FNSB Pioneer Park Playground Fund will use it for future accessible playground efforts at Pioneer Park.

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