Community Involvement

Families enjoy safe trick‑or‑treating at CIM

CIM trick-or-treating event with two Star Wars character and prison in background.
Storm Troopers weren't looking for droids but they were ready to distribute candy.

To offer children a chance for safe trick-or-treating, California Institution for Men (CIM) opened their parking lot for a special evening.

On Friday, October 29, CIM welcomed the community to its third annual Trunk-or-Treat. The CIM trick-or-treating event came with plenty of entertainment to include DJ Banuelos, aka Captain Andres Banuelos.

Approximately 800 members from the community visited the event, to including Chino Mayor Eunice Ulloa.

The event took place in the Facility C parking lot and included 47 decorated vehicles and over 1,100 pounds of candy to distribute.

Employees from CIM, California Institution for Women (CIW), and Southern Transportation decorated their trunks, truck beds and motorcycles. Passing out candy to event goers.

The 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion, non-profit volunteer organizations promoting “Star Wars” through community activities, were onsite and continue to be an event favorite.

The night was a success as members of the community gave positive feedback on social media and during the event. The trunk-or-treat was funded through the Chino Valley Employees Association and CIM staff.

“The night was a huge success. It was a great team building event for staff at CIM and community relation builder with the Community of Chino,” said acting Warden James S. Hill.

By Lt. Tom Lopez

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