The event is designed to heighten drug and crime awareness, to generate support for and participation in local anticrime programs, and to strengthen police and community partnerships.
The Goliad County Sheriff’s Office had deputies helping parents fingerprint their children using identification kits. The prints and DNA samples are kept by the parents to help identify their children in case of an emergency.
Members of the Spanish Club and Student Council with their sponsor, Gloria Morales, offered face painting and Main Street provided a bounce house.
The City of Goliad helped with hot dogs and popcorn, which were handed out by Stampede 4-H Club members. The Goliad Volunteer Fire Department displayed a pump truck. The Goliad VFD and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers handed out goodies. Coastal Bend Crime Stoppers offered refrigerator magnets with its tip line phone number.
The event was a joint effort by Sereniah Breland and Pam Long from the city; Bridget Bise from Main Street; Chief Alonzo Morales and the Goliad VFD; Debbie Bego and members of the Stampede 4-H Club; Gloria Morales and members of the Goliad High School Student Council and Spanish Club; DPS Troopers Ruben San Miguel and Oscar Garcia; and GCSO Chief Deputy Ellie Carter, Captain Tom Copeland, Sergeant Adam Irwinski, and head dispatcher Becca Weise.