Children of all ages can trick or treat at the "Halloween Celebration
2010" from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at the Southgate Mall in
Liberal. Sponsored by the Mexican-American Ministries Liberal Care
Center, the event will also be a fund raiser for the Seward County
United Way. Admission will be $1 per person at the door for United Way.
"We had more than 600 people at last year's event," said Dora Ponce of
Mexican American Ministries Liberal Care Center. "We had a very safe and
fun event for the children and we raised more than $600 for United Way.
We're a United Way agency and we just wanted to give back for all their
Ponce said that there is still booth space available. The space is free
but organizations and businesses need to plan to bring their own tables
and chairs. "We're anticipating that it will be an even bigger event
this year so we are advising people to plan for 1,000 this year. We ask
that each booth provide a treat or an activity for the children." There
will be a prize for the best decorated booth.
Those interested in having a booth can register at the Liberal Care
Center, 620-624-6865, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Seward County
United Way, 620-624-5400, or email email@example.com.
The Southgate Mall is donating the space for the event and Burtzloff
said, "We are deeply grateful for the support of the Southgate Mall and
the Best Market. They have really shown themselves to be great community