Lafayette, LA- The D.R.E.A.M.S. Manufacturing Company is hosting a Halloween Tricks & Treats Event on Saturday, October 31 from 11am to 2pm at the DREAMS Meat Pie factory which is located at 3302 Johnston Street, Lafayette in the Acadiana Plaza. There will be free samples of sweets, smoothies and famous, tasty meat pies from the D.R.E.A.M.S. Manufacturing Company.
“In October, Americans observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month by paying tribute to the accomplishments of the men and women with disabilities. From mild to profound, individuals who have disabilities work in the community and keep the nation's economy strong. By observing National Disabilities Awareness Month in October and really, any time of the year, it reaffirms the commitment to ensure equal opportunity for all citizens across the United States,” comments Donielle Watkins, Executive Director of D.R.E.A.M.S. Foundation of Acadiana.
The D.R.E.A.M.S. Foundation of Acadiana established the D.R.E.A.M.S. Manufacturing Company to create jobs for individuals with special needs in the Lafayette community by baking and selling meat pies that can be found at grocers across Acadiana. The unique part of the company is these pies are made from scratch by 24 individuals, with 21 of them have special needs.
Unique Smoothies, which is another organization that employs special needs individuals, will be giving samples and selling their smoothies. Unique Smoothies provides employment and fulfillment for unique Individuals and provides the public with a healthy, high-quality, and mobile smoothie option. Hopie's Sweet Treats will be selling tasty desserts at the event.
For the customers convenience, each vendor will have stations located throughout the parking lot so that social distancing can be practiced. Costumes are not required but encouraged! Face masks are required for those who walk from booth to booth. Stations will also be set up Drive-Thru Style for those who wish to remain in their vehicle.