By Kaylee Lindenmuth
SHENANDOAH - At least 60 Shenandoah area residents, many of whom were children in costume, came out to Shenandoah's Halloween event at the Shenandoah Senior Living Community Saturday, despite reports it was cancelled.
Though the parade, which would've led into the event, was cancelled due to inclement weather, the show went on and area children were provided a fun opportunity in the spirit of Halloween.
The event was organized by Shenandoah Boro Recreation, formerly the Shenandoah Volunteer Group, and members Eric Becker and Mary Ann Bialecki.
Becker estimated that about 60 or 70 had attended the event by 1:30pm.
Children, dressed in costumes ranging from Sonic the Hedgehog to dinosaurs to ninjas and more participated in various activities, including drawing on pumpkins, as well as various games. They also enjoyed treats at the event as well.
Also present was Servants for All homeless shelter, Pottsville, who accepted donations including coffee, non dairy creamer, tea, hot chocolate, disposable spoons and forks, deodorant, body wash, tissues, and backpacks, and canned foods.
Becker added that the organizing group is now under the umbrella of the Borough of Shenandoah, and, along with their annual Halloween event and Easter Egg hunt, they'll be able to expand their events held to benefit Shenandoah area children.
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