October 18, 2013
Looking for some ghoulish fun this Halloween season? The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities is ready to deliver. The second annual Falloween Carnival will be held at the Vern Riffe School and the STAR, Inc. Workshop on Oct. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.
“We had such a good turn out last year and had a lot of fun, we decided to make this an annual event,” said Shawn Jordan, Awareness Coordinator at the Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities. “This is a fundraiser for our school age programs that allows us to be able to purchase needed equipment and materials as well as items needed for prom and graduation.”
Some of the events being planned include a costume-judging contest, pumpkin decorating, a cake walk, a witches brew, a haunted house, inflatables and new this year, an alien adventure.
“We have several talented staff members who do make-up for those who are working. Last year, it was so realistic we had a few who had to take second looks to confirm our ghouls were just actors,” she said.
The cost for admission is $.25 per person or free if you wear a costume or bring a canned good to donate. Tickets are $.25 each or five for $1.
“We also want to give back to our community. Last year we collected several canned goods that we donated to a local food bank. We will try and exceed that goal as well,” she explained.
For more information about the Falloween Carnival or to learn more about the services at SCBDD, contact Jordan at 354-3938 or visit us on the web at sciotocountydd.org, like us on Facebook at Scioto County DD or follow us on Twitter.