Partnership for Children of Lenoir and Greene County to host Halloween event for children
It’s October. It’s a time for cooler weather, hayrides, and pumpkin spiced everything. It is also a time when kids get excited about Halloween. One local organization is helping to make this Halloween extra fun.
The Partnership for Children of Lenoir and Greene County is holding their first annual “Touch a Truck For Treats” at Grainger Stadium on October 27th from 10am to 1pm.
“We wanted to do something for families that is fun and safe to do together,” Taylor Bowen, the Program Specialist for the LGPFC, said. “This is going to be very exciting for the children to do and we are very excited to see everyone come out and have a great time. This is the first year we are doing this and we hope to have a big turnout.”
Children of all ages can come out to the stadium to see fire trucks, police, cars, tractors, construction equipment, dump trucks, and lots of other vehicles. Not only can kids see them, but they can have a interactive experience climbing on them, turning on sirens, and talking to some of the men and women who operate them.
Since it is Halloween time, kids can also come dressed up in their costumes. Candy will be given away at the event. There will also be bouncy houses to jump around in, including one that teaches fire safety. Face painters will also be hand. Vendors and sponsors are invited to join in the festivities as well. Tickets for the event are $5 before October 24th and $7 after that. Any child under the age of 1 can come in for free.
“All of the funds raised will help us to sustain the programs that we are already providing,” Bowen said. “We try to do as much as we can for the community and this will help us to do that.:
The Partnership for Children of Lenoir and Greene County is a nonprofit organization that helps serve families and children, ages 0-5, until they enter kindergarten. Some of these services include providing car seats for people in need, literacy programs, and health programs for youngsters. They also partner with the Triple P Parenting Program and serve kids up to 18 years old.
If you want to purchase a ticket ahead of time, you can go to https://www.lgpfc.org/. If you are a vendor, want to volunteer for the event, or have a vehicle you want to bring by for children to see, click on the same link to register.