Nearly 100 costumes were collected and swapped at this year’s Great Halloween Costume Swap last Saturday, October 8 at the library.
After collecting donated costumes for two days prior to the event, the Go Green Club volunteers organized the costumes by size on tables in the Multi-purpose Room. Families waited patiently for the swap to open at 9 a.m. and were given numbered tickets to enter the room. When a family’s number was called, they entered the swap and began their search for the perfect costumes.
The crowd of over 60 persons was a mix of first-timers and veterans who had participated in the swap for the three prior years. Both children and adults left the library that morning with gently-used costumes that were new to them. The GO Green Club hosts the event to encourage the community to swap their slightly used costumes to save resources, packaging, transportation costs, and money.
Costumes and accessories that remained after the swap were donated to the South Hills Interfaith Movement which provides food, clothing and services to people in need in Pittsburgh’s southern suburban neighborhoods. The Go Green Club plans to host the next Great Halloween Costume Swap in October 2017. For more information about the club, email firstname.lastname@example.org.