Friday, October 07, 2011

Children's Chalk Fest

The Wilkes-Barre River Common is finally having their second annual Children's Chalk Festival tomorrow, Saturday, October 8 from 11am-3pm. You can find the flier below. The event had to be postponed twice due to the September Flooding. This is a great event for the entire family. There are endless activities to keep young children occupied and happy. Best of all, its FREE! The Times Leader had an article about it today, which you can read here.

Also, I wanted to take a moment to formally announce my latest community service endeavor which will be officially kicking off at Chalk Fest. Karla Porter and I are Co-Chairs on the "Wyoming Valley Costume Caper", a Halloween costume donation drop/swap to benefit children/families who may otherwise not be able to afford a brand new Halloween costume. Have you seen the price of some of those things? Very costly. Help us give them a fun Halloween! Read all of the details in the below press release.

Halloween Costume Caper 2011 Comes to Wyoming Valley

October 5, 2011 - Wilkes-Barre PA - The Arc of Luzerne County and Wyoming Valley CYC have teamed up with volunteers to make Halloween happier for some area children.

Gently used children’s Halloween costumes will be collected at these Wilkes-Barre locations through October 20:

Wyoming Valley CYC, 36 S. Washington St Wilkes-Barre

The Arc of Luzerne County, 16-18 W. Linden St Wilkes-Barre

Odyssey Fitness, 401 Coal St. Wilkes-Barre

Tobyhanna Federal Credit Union, 880 Schechter Drive

October 8th at Chalkfest , Rivercommon Wilkes-Barre

Families can visit the Wyoming Valley CYC, 36 S, Washington St. Wilkes-Barre, on October 22 from 12:00pm - 6:00pm to select pick up a ‘new’ costume for their children. There is no cost for costumes.

The idea for the ‘costume caper’ came from community volunteer and mother Michelle Davies. Davies got the idea while thinking about costumes for her own children this year, and families that may struggle to provide this day of fun, especially in light of loss to many from recent flooding. A few emails later she was teamed up with The Arc of Luzerne County and the Wyoming Valley CYC to make it happen.

I will be on Rock 107 on Monday 10/10/11 at approximately 8:30am to talk about the project with DiRenzo & Prospector. I hope you will tune in and consider donating new and used costumes to our Costume Caper Cause.

You can also find us on Facebook under "Wyoming Valley Costume Caper". I hope you will stop the page and "Like" us.


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