Prince Rupert’s Hallowe’en Fest in need of volunteers

Organizers of the annual Hallowe'en Fest are calling out for volunteers.

Organizers of the annual Hallowe’en Fest are calling out for volunteers.

“Hallowe’en Fest is a community event … it’s a fun night where people can let the inner child come out,” said Bev Killbery, who is part of the Hallowe’en Fest Committee.

The annual celebration has been taking place for more than 25 years, giving children and families something safe to do on Halloween that’s sheltered from Prince Rupert’s fall weather.

The committee is hoping to get a good group of volunteers to help with set-up the day before the celebration between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Volunteers will be helping with tasks such as decorating the gym, setting up tables and chairs, and transporting games from storage to the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre.

People are also needed during the festival at the civic centre on Oct. 31 to help run the variety of activities included in Hallowe’en Fest.

Then at 8 p.m. following the event, volunteers are needed for take down, which will include taking down decorations, tables and chairs, and transporting games back to storage. Killbery said the more people helping out, the faster take down will be.

People can also help Hallowe’en Fest by making a donation rather than buying candy for their door.

Anyone wanting to help out Hallowe’en Fest is encouraged to call 250-62GHOST (624-4678).