Children can exchange costumes for free skating
November 6, 2012
When Halloween is over, children put their costumes in storage, throw them away or donate them to various causes.
Randi Jo Taurel, who along with Wendy Rolfe-Cook and Rebecca Tibbits, founded Youth Enrichment Services (YES), would like to see the costumes donated to the Egyptian Theatre’s YouTheatre program.
So, YES, a non-profit organization that specializes in local, small business, enrichment programs and services for children in the Park City Community, will host a Wear It, Then Share It Halloween costume exchange at the Park City Ice Arena on Saturday, Nov. 10.
Children will be able to donate their used costumes for an afternoon of free ice-skating at the arena.
"Kids can come, donate their costumes and skate and leave anytime between 12:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.," Taurel said. "The ice skating rentals are not included in the costume exchange, but the skating is free."
Youth Enrichment Services, which also provide parents with free information and resources while supporting local businesses, tries to come up with different activities for their business partners and local children during the holiday season, Taurel said.
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"This particular idea came up while we were thinking of something we could do between Halloween and Thanksgiving," she explained. "We would like kids to bring in their gently-used costumes from this year, the year before or the year before that to the event, and we would prefer children’s costumes because the YouTheatre program will be using them."
The Figure Skating Club of Park City will be on hand to help and volunteer at the event.
"I know there will be younger volunteers from the Figure Skating Club helping at the event, but when we do other activities in the future, we would love middle-school-aged students to help us out," Taurel Said. "We’re always looking for new local businesses to partner with, and we constantly need volunteers."
The Youth Enrichment Services (YES) will present Wear It, Then Share It, a Halloween costume exchange at the Park City Ice Arena, 600 Gillmor Way at Quinn’s Junction, on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 12:30 p.m. until 3:15 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.yespc.org.