Eek-o-Friendly Costume Swap Features The Green Halloween Gazebo

Friday, September 14, 2012
Recycle your costume at the Eek-o-Friendly Costume Swap featuring the Green Halloween Gazebo. Costumes for children, adults, and pets are accepted.
Recycle your costume at the Eek-o-Friendly Costume Swap featuring the Green Halloween Gazebo. Costumes for children, adults, and pets are accepted.

Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful invites the public to swap clean, gently-used Halloween costumes for one that’s new at its newest community event, the Eek-o-Friendly Costume Swap featuring the Green Halloween Gazebo.  

t will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Gaston Community Center in Dalton.   

The event area in the gym will be divided into two sections:

• Eek-o-Friendly Costume Swap: 

Recycle your clean, gently used Halloween costume from last year and swap it for one that’s “new” to you in the spirit of National Costume Swap Day™. Costumes should be in good condition without tears or stains. Accepting family friendly costumes for babies, children, adults, and pets!  (A costume to swap is required for admission to this area.)

• Green Halloween Gazebo: 

Visit the booths to green your Halloween. Zap energy vampires, choose better treats and treasures, make decor from your recycling bin, dare to adopt a black cat (or dog), and get tips to be more “eek-o-friendly” this fall. 

Costume Donations to help stock up the costume swap event are being accepted at Toys In The Attic in Downtown Dalton until Friday, Oct. 5. Drop off full costumes, and miss-matched accessories in the Eek-o-Friendly Costume Swap Donation Box.  Please note that this location is for donations only; no swaps will be made at the store.  If you take your costumes to Toys In The Attic they will be counted as donations and will not qualify you for a swap during the event.

Organizers said, "Thank you to the following organization for participating in this new event: - Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful, Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority, Georgia Power, Toys In The Attic, Bradley Wellness Center, Northwest Georgia Humane Society, Dalton State College, and the Dalton Fire Department." 

For more event information, visit www.keepdaltonwhitfieldbeautiful.org, www.facebook.com/keepdaltonwhitfieldbeautiful, or call 706 278-5001.


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