It’s not too early to begin thinking about Halloween, trick or treating, and Fall Festivals – especially if you’d like to save money on a costume. Costumes are being collected for Sevier County’s Second Annual Halloween Costume Swap at The Island in Pigeon Forge on Oct. 18, 2014.
Keep Sevier Beautiful is hosting the second costume swap as part of its mission to reduce waste and raise awareness to re-use.
“Halloween costumes are typically used once and then thrown away. We want to encourage our community to reuse versus waste,” said Laura Howard, executive director of Keep Sevier Beautiful. “This event not only helps us spread our message, but it truly helps our community by providing a platform to share and save money.”
To participate, bring gently used Halloween costumes to the Gatlinburg, Sevierville or Pigeon Forge Community Centers during regular business hours, today through Oct. 16. Costumes may also be dropped off at the Keep Sevier Beautiful Office from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1831 Ridge Road in Pigeon Forge. For every donated costume, one will receive a voucher to swap for a “new-to-you” costume. Costumes can be any size – from infant to adult.
From 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 18, the Halloween Costume Swap at The Island in Pigeon Forge will be open exclusively to those who have swapped a costume and present a voucher. At 11:30 a.m. the event will open to the general public, allowing anyone to purchase a costume for a $5 donation to Keep Sevier Beautiful.
Following the Costume Swap, Keep Sevier Beautiful is hosting a Mini Monster Dash Kids Fun Run and a Goblin Greenway 5K at The Island. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes and it will include a costume contest. The Mini Monster Dash will begin at 2:00 p.m. with the 5K following.
For more information on the costume swap or Keep Sevier Beautiful programs, see www.keepsevierbeautiful.org.