Handmade Halloween! This SundayWed Oct 24, 2012 Miss Vicky
Well, I have to say that part 1 of the two-part Handmade Halloween was a smashing success. There was a steady stream of families at the Hintonburg Community Centre all afternoon - and some amazingly creative masks, capes, wands, loot bags and decorations concocted. It is so wonderful to see what people can come up with when they're given the tools and the encouragement to tap into their inner artist.
I was totally impressed by the generosity of both time, supplies and effort of Laura Twiss and Tonia Weber, and Wendy from Liebchen Designs - they didn't just provide the supplies for dozens and dozens of costumes, but Laura and Tonia sewed the capes (inventing in the process) and Wendy helped lots of folk make the most amazing vinyl masks. And there were other kick-ass volunteers helping out as well, staffing stations, helping kids and parents, making popcorn and more. Incredible.
There was the most amazing, positive energy in the room all afternoon. I just loved it, and I'm guessing others did as well.
The fun continues this coming Sunday, October 28th, with the Parade & Party. We're talking old-school fun - games, spooky music, maybe a little magic.
The event takes place between 1 and 4 at McCormick Park. HOWEVER, the forecast is for rain, and if this comes to pass we'll move to Parkdale Park where there is some cover.
Now, in case you're thinking this will be all about showing off your costumes, I'll remind you of the pumpkin-decorating component. Bring your pre-carved/decorated pumpkin to the park by 2:45 and we'll see who's got the spookiest, most creative pumpkin skills in the 'hood.
The parade will start at 3pm sharp. If it's raining, we'll still have fun!
Everyone is welcome to this event, even if they weren’t able to participate at the Costume Workshop. So bring your friends!
There will be a box for donations to the snowsuit fund - whether it's snowsuits and warm clothes your kids have outgrown, or just cash to help the Fund help others. And we'll have a total of our donations from the workshop, too.
See you there!