by Lillian Eva Lieske
COLFAX — This year, and for the past several, the “Teal Pumpkin Project”, has been an initiative to keep children and adults with life-threatening food allergies safe.
The project was started by the Food Allergy Research & Education organization, better known as F.A.R.E, to “raise awareness of food allergies and promote inclusion of all trick-or-treaters through the Halloween season.” The goal is keeping children, teens, and adults safe while they participate in trick or treating in their communities.
This year in Colfax County, this includes the communities of Maxwell, Springer, Angel Fire, Cimarron, Eagle Nest, and Raton. Many homes and the families in them will be offering an alternative to candy.
Look for signs posted on homes this Halloween. This tells families in the area that these homes will offer an alternative to candy treats. For more information on the Teal Pumpkin Project please visit the tealpumpkinproject.org.