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TASK's Halloween Party 2010 was a Hit!

Fifty-three children bounced around the dining room last Thursday at the annual TASK Halloween Party. Children and their parents or guardians could visit 7 stations and pick up goodies or participate in a fun activity: take home dinner bags, cupcakes, arts and crafts, face painting, pumpkins, candy and a cookie and popcorn bag give away.


The take home dinner bag station was a success again this year. Each child received one dinner bag. Included in the dinner bags were a microwavable Chef Boyardee, a fruit cup, bagged cookies, and a juice box.

At the cupcake station each child was allowed to choose three (3) holiday themed cupcakes. TASK is very appreciative of the cupcake donations from: a Girl Scout Troop led by Alpa Montoya, St. Bede's, Daphne Kent-Wilczynski, Cathy Ann Vandegrift, and the Princeton University Civic Engagement Students. Each cupcake was Halloween or fall themed, some decorated like pumpkins, spiders or ghosts. The remaining cupcakes were distributed to patrons on October 29th.

The arts and crafts station was a big hit again this year. It was staffed by Rider University and TCNJ students. Each child made two crafts, a pumpkin and a skeleton. The children used construction paper, glue, tape, crayons, and markers to create their unique projects. Each child had a lot of fun making their pumpkins and skeletons.

Face painting was another very fun station at this year's party. We had Rider University and TCNJ Bonner students lead the face painting. Some children decided to just have small pictures, like spiders or pumpkins, painted on their cheeks, while others opted to have their entire face painted like vampires, butterflies, and we even had one Frankenstein.


This year's pumpkins were again donated by Solly Farms in Richboro, PA. Bob Solly donated sixty (60) small pumpkins that Charlie Orth picked up and delivered for us. The children each received one pumpkin that they could decorate and take home.

Candy bags were also a huge success this year. Thanks to our donations of bags from Girl Scout Troop 72046 and Mary Ann Dobson, each child received a candy bag. Any remaining candy bags were distributed to regular patrons on Friday, October 29th.

Each child also received a cookie and a popcorn hand. Rider University's Catholic Campus Ministry donated 753 cookies and brownies and the Girl Scout Troop led by Alpa Montoya donated 50 popcorn hands.

A hot afternoon meal was served to each family. Our volunteers on the line were Macedonia Mission, Covenant Church and the McCarthy family.

With the help of students from TCNJ and Rider University, all of the stations were manned and the party ran very smoothly. Special thanks to Mary Ann Dobson, TASK Volunteer and Patron Coordinator, for organizing the event.

To view photos from the party, please click here to visit our Facebook page.

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