The City of Tuscaloosa recently hosted its fifth annual "Tech or Treat" event. families and children of all ages came out for free candy and lots of learning.

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Before moving to Tuscaloosa, I've never heard of "Tech or Treat." I love the idea behind it. Tech-or-Treat is a free community event for children and families. Similar to "trunk-or-treat," at the City’s Tech or Treat, families go from table to table collecting candy. At each table, children are introduced to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) opportunities by interacting with City departments and community organizations.

Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa made its way to the Gateway Innovation and Discovery Center for this year's event and we had an amazing time. We had candy galore, and we brought children of all ages into our world. Kids were able to record segments to be played on the radio. It was awesome!

One of the best parts of the evening to me was simply seeing the listeners out with their parents and siblings.

One particular listener by the name of Isabella made my night. She was so excited to meet me and even wanted to snap a picture!

I met so many other listeners like Josh, Madison, Jackson, and other listeners from Vance and Skyland elementary.

Events like these not only make me smile because it gives the kids something fun to do, but I just love seeing listeners. Shoutout to the City of Tuscaloosa for putting on such an amazing event and having Townsquare Media at the event.

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