Ironhorse Soldiers host Trunk or Treat for families
October 31, 2012
FORT HOOD, Texas -- "Trick or treat!"
Yes, this seasonal phrase is back and Soldiers assigned to the 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division are celebrating.
The Ironhorse Brigade hosted the second annual Trunk or Treat, here on Mudd Field, Oct. 27 to help foster family support and establish esprit-de-corps throughout the brigade.
A haunted house, pumpkin bean bag toss, pumpkin launch and a dunk tank are a few of the 21 kid-friendly events provided by the battalions. The battalions also provided about 190 volunteers to operate the fun-filled activities.
The favored event seemed to be the haunted house, provided by the Soldiers of the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, of the Ironhorse Brigade. "They had the largest groups of people waiting outside for their turn," said the officer in charge of Trunk or Treat, Capt. Angel Jackson-Gillespie.
There was no way to accurately count the number of participants, but with all 3000 to 4000 pounds of candy passed out, it was easy to see the event was a success.
"It was a huge success," Jackson-Gillespie concluded. "I can't wait for next year's celebration."