Thursday, September 16, 2021

Kids’ costume donations sought

The Van Buren Township Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Halloween Costume Drive and Give-Away for children and teenagers, ages 0-18.

“We're extremely excited to be offering free costumes to area children. We're asking that everyone goes home and pulls out a few gently-used costumes from their Halloween bins or better yet buy a few new costumes to donate to our event,” said Recreation Director Jennifer Zaenglein.

Department employees will be accepting new and gently used Halloween costumes from Sept. 20- Oct. 15. Costumes can be dropped off at the Parks and Recreation Department between 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Due to construction, vehicles should enter via the Senior Center or main entrance doors.

“We're expecting a great turnout for our Halloween Costume Give-Away,” stated Van Buren Township Supervisor Kevin McNamara. “If you can help in any way please donate your gently used or new costumes to this event.”

The Halloween Costume Give-Away will take place from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 18-22. This event is free and open to the public. Those attending should also enter via the Senior Center dining hall doors, near the parks and recreation entrance.

“Although our recreation department is closed due to construction of the new Community Center, we've been brainstorming new and exciting ways to bring our community together,” said Community Services Director Elizabeth Renaud. “I'm really excited to see what costumes we get, so we can give them away to area children.”