In preparation for the afternoon’s festivities our Drop-In Art Program had been busy in the weeks before, creating costumes, masks, and other designs which they used to decorate our programming space. Several participants, volunteers, and members of staff dressed up in creative costumes for the afternoon, many striking a pose for the camera.
Kevin Lengyell generously baked and donated 15 pumpkin pies which participants, staff, and volunteers raved about. His wife and regular volunteer Jane Suline was also on hand to prepare and serve them to our participants. Popcorn and apple cider were also served, in addition to chocolates and candies which were handed out as prizes for some of the activities.
Raymond Mallozzi, CRC’s Drop-In Coordinator, prepared several games and activities for the afternoon to keep everyone entertained. This included colouring and guessing the number of candies in a coffeemaker. The coffeemaker, which had been on display for over a week, was won by Margaret Irene Birk who came closest to guessing the correct amount.
“Pin the Spider on the Web” was the most popular game, with several participants forming a line to be blindfolded, spun around, and have a try at placing a paper cut out spider closest to the centre of the spider’s web.
At the end of the party, loot bags were distributed to thank our participants and to wish them a very Happy Halloween.
Thank you to our volunteers for setting up and preparing for the event, and for contributing some excellent Halloween treats for the occasion!
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By Sonya Silva, CRC Volunteer Coordinator