Costume Patch deadline is Tuesday |

Costume Patch deadline is Tuesday

by Cira Craighead
A shopper looks through costumes at the 2005 Family Support Council costume patch.
Shannon Litz file photo |

Every child deserves the opportunity to dress up and enjoy Halloween night without financial barriers getting in the way.

This year the Family Support Council is having a Costume Patch 2-6 p.m. Oct. 18 at their office location, 1255 Waterloo Ln., Ste A, in Gardnerville.

The Costume Patch provides free costumes to children and teens.

“Our whole goal is to have a family friendly event,” said Program Manager Veronica LaChance, “ for them to have a healthy place to get together and bond.”

The event has not been held since 2007, and used to coincide with the annual scarecrow festival.

The Family Support Council is looking for people to RSVP for size information and/or donate costumes sizes from 0-teen by Tuesday.

“We don’t have too many free activities in the community,” LaChance said, “We wanted to bring it back this year.”

The first 50 children or families to sign up will receive free costumes.

There will be activities such as face painting and pumpkin painting, with staff and volunteers on hand for assistance throughout the day.

LaChance said her favorite part of the event is being able to provide free costumes to community members.

The council is hoping for at least 50 children this year. Each participant will receive a free flashlight and trick-or-treat bag.

“It’s great to be able to give back,” LaChance said.

For more information call, (775) 309-4184