Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club is asking the public to help youngsters who need Halloween costumes.
Club member Bill McKown said the project was suggested by a girl in the fifth grade who expressed concern for children who didn’t have anything special to wear for trick or treating. Aaliyah Winters’ mom said they were going to going to donate costumes to a exchange in Kansas City, but Aaliyah said there might be children in Great Bend who also need costumes.
Kiwanis member Barb Konrade is organizing the project with Eric Coulbourne, children’s librarian at the Great Bend Public Library.
“We are collecting new or gently used costumes,” Konrade said. They can be dropped off any time at the library, 1409 Williams St. They will be displayed at the library from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. During those hours, children are invited to visit the library, where they can color a picture, have some refreshments and choose a costume.
For information call Konrade, 785-483-1384.
The annual Kiwanis Halloween Parade will take place at 11 a.m. on Oct. 27. Children will meet in the courthouse square and walk north on the sidewalk along Main Street, collecting candy at storefronts along the way. They will cross the street at 19th St. and walk south, returning again to the courthouse square for costume judging and prizes.
Also on Oct. 27, Walgreen’s will provide free spooky photos from 1-4 p.m. at the store.
The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo will hold it’s annual Zoo Boo that evening from 6-8 p.m.